Mr Hahn
Does 'that' carry the same mean as 'because' ? 1) I maintain that he is honest 2) I shall maintain that he was honest.
Jun 26, 2013 3:30 PM
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No. 'He is honest' is what you maintain.
June 26, 2013
"Maintain" is a transitive verb, so the question is "maintain what?" You give another statement, so you introduce it with "that". "That" never means "because".
June 26, 2013
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Chinese (Taiwanese), English
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