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Etymology

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Old English þæt (neuter relative pronoun, definite article).

Pronunciation

Conjunction

that

  1. Connecting clauses involving reported speech etc.
    He told me that the book is a good read.

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Usage notes

  • That as a conjunction is often unused — "He told me that it is a good read." could just as easily be "He told me it is a good read."

Determiner

that (plural those)

  1. The (thing) being indicated (at a distance from the speaker, or previously mentioned, or at another time).
    That book is a good read.
    That battle was in 1450.

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Translations

Pronoun

that demonstrative (plural those)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) That thing.
    That was an interesting example.

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Pronoun

that relative

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Which.
    I like the song that you wrote.
    In this sense, that is prescriptively used in restrictive contexts only. For non-restrictive contexts, e.g. I like the last song on the album, which John wrote (one out of many), which is preferred.

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which

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