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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ant450

that which or who

hi! i want to know when in phrases with more than one verb i can skip that,which or who. thanks

August 27, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxBabel

Did you just answer your own question?

If you're asking about relative pronouns, they can be dropped in English.

'She's the girl (that/who/which) I met Saturday.' or 'She's the girl I met Saturday.'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Midnightwards666

Some people say ''She's the girl I met Saturday'', but ''on Saturday'' is far more preferable. At least to my ears, and in UK.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

Yep. Admitting the "on/in" etc is common in American English. Doesn't sound very wrong at all, although I'm sure there are some situations where it turns out terrible. Just read about this.

Edit: Just noticed you left out the "the" before UK. Was that on purpose, or...?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ant450

Can I ask you how many languages do you speak fluently? I see you have studied many languages in Duolingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

@ant450 I will assume you are speaking to me, because I have the most languages of anyone here. But it would be helpful in the future to reference such things.

None fluently. I'm currently A2-B1 at Spanish and French, and A1 at German and everything else. A few more years of studying and I'll get to B2, which is all I care for. May I ask what your native language is?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ant450

My native language is Italian, but I got a B2 certificate in English few months ago,and now when I will finish the tree I would like to get an A2 certificate in German


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxBabel

That's an alternative. Although I don't see or hear anything preferable about it. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ant450

i know (that) they can't be omitted if they are subjects in the second phrase


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain_Duo

hello there!! you're talking about skipping that, which or who in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pentaan

This is a good question!
English is not my mother tongue. I always have to think about this, before I write a sentence.

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