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Reply Thu 22 Mar, 2018 12:36 pm
In a news paper report, I fond a sentence like "There were several leads that led us to this person". Is "that led us" phase is correct? Or the correct phase is "those let us"?
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Reply Thu 22 Mar, 2018 01:22 pm
@parthachakraborty,
parthachakraborty wrote:
Is "that led us" phase is correct?

Yes. It is correct. 'That' is being used as a conjunction. See usage (4) below.

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parthachakraborty wrote:
Or the correct phase is "those let us"?

No. 'That' (conjunction) does not change to 'those' for plurals.

That

pronoun
1a. Used to identify a specific person or thing observed or heard by the speaker. "That's his wife over there"
1b. Referring to a specific thing previously mentioned, known, or understood. "That's a good idea"

determiner
2a. Used to identify a specific person or thing observed or heard by the speaker. "Look at that chap there"
2b. Referring to a specific thing previously mentioned, known, or understood. "He lived in Mysore at that time"

adverb
3. to such a degree; so. "I wouldn't go that far"

conjunction
4. introducing a subordinate clause expressing a statement or hypothesis. "She said that she was satisfied"

literary
5. expressing a wish or regret. "Oh that he could be restored to health"
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Reply Thu 22 Mar, 2018 06:31 pm
@parthachakraborty,
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Is "that led us" phase is correct?


It's correct.
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