Grammar Patterns

V that

V that

The verb is followed by a that-clause.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Clause
    I said that I would do it.
V that
 Verb groupthat-clause
SubjectVerbClause
Iagreethat the project has possibilities.
The presidentorderedthat the conference be suspended.
Hesaidthe country was unstable.
Phrasal verbs: V P that
 Verb groupParticlethat-clause
SubjectVerbClause
Ifoundoutthey were planning to erase the tapes.
Most of themreportedbackthat they were continuing to enjoy good health.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'say' groupThe 'add' groupThe 'scream' groupThe 'think' groupThe 'discover' groupThe 'love' and 'hate' groupThe 'check' groupThe 'show' groupThe 'arrange' groupThe 'go' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure informationOmitting 'that'Words in inverted commasShould or subjunctive in that-clauseIndicating the speaker's intentionOther related patternsV into n thatV on/upon n thatV to n thatV with n that

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