arago_sama (arago_sama) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Omission of 'that'

I'm from Oklahoma, and a lot of times while speaking I notice that I omit saying 'that' when I'm beginning certain clauses. For example, 'I found I could....' instead of 'I found that I could...', or whatever. I do use 'that' sometimes, but I never really noticed until I was studying Italian and saying 'che' at times that I should be saying 'that' more in my own speech.

I've tried to listen to others now, and it seems to me that there's a 50/50 chance someone will omit 'that' when beginning certain clauses. Ever notice this?
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