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that’s really something that is that we can’t tolerate

 
 
Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 01:37 am
The speaker uses three that(s) in a row. Is it okay to you?


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The fact that there are different forms and structures across agencies means that they spend a lot of time reformatting something.

The Trump administration has been extremely supportive of reducing these burdens, to unlock the talent of our researchers and not having them spend their time on these things that are unnecessary and detract from research. What we’re talking about is wasting intellectual talent, and that’s really something that is that we can’t tolerate.

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01396-z
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 10:11 am
@oristarA,
Stylistically, it's clumsy and could have been written more deftly. I had to read it twice to get the gist of it. It isn't ungrammatical.
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 01:28 pm
@InfraBlue,
Its like "Up is with which that shall not be put". Used in a humorous sense , its not incorrect, its just purposely clumsy and pompous sounding.
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 01:39 pm
@farmerman,
Excellent!
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 10:20 pm
Thank you.
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 06:35 am
@oristarA,
If that is a word-for-word quote, it is possible that it was a mid- sentence correction. -
"...something that is unacceptable."
changed to
"...something that we can't tolerate."
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