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Usage of "that" in this sentence

 
 
librax
 
Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2015 02:19 am
Which is correct:
"there are a few minor guidelines you would have to remember" or "there are a few minor guidelines THAT you would have to remember"
Thanks.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2015 05:34 am
@librax,
Both sentences are fine.
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InfraBlue
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2015 08:57 am
They're both fine, but I perfer the use of conjunctions, though, because they tend to lessen ambiguity.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2015 12:35 pm
@librax,

Why use "would"? It's redundant. And I'd prefer which to that.

But simpler is better in my book. So,

"there are a few minor guidelines you have to remember", (unless there's a conditional element in the wider context).

oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2015 08:33 pm
@McTag,
Yeah, I agree. "Would" is superfluous there.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2015 10:04 am
@oristarA,
Unless, as McTag pointed out, there's a conditional element in the context.

Read that way, "would" would be necessary and not superfluous.
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