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Autor:  Exchange student
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Data:  23/NOV/2010 1:34 AM
Assunto:  That
 
Mensagem:  Hello!

I have been reading a lot lately, and sometimes I find sentences that I would have written differently. In particular, I see many occurrences in which I would insert the word that, as in those examples from my Civics textbook:

1)They try to make sure that the laws Congress passes are aligned to their own political party.
2)Congress expects the executive branch to propose the legislation it would like to see enacted.

I would have rewritten those sentences as:
1')They try to make sure that the laws that Congress passes are aligned to their own political party.
2')Congress expects the executive branch to propose the legislation that it would like to see enacted.

Is it correct to insert "that" in the sentences above? If it is not, is there a general rule dictating the usage or not of "that"?


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 That  –  Exchange student  23/NOV/2010, 1:34 AM
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