“Excuse me, but there is something about _____ immediately”

Duyle

New Member
Vietnamese
I found this question in an English test made by teachers in my country and the answer is B. However, I think that due to the lack of context, C is also possible here. Could you please give me your idea about it and explanation as well.
Many thanks in advance !

“Excuse me, but there is something about _____ immediately”

A. which I must speak to you about B. which I must speak to you

C. that I must speak to you D. that I must speak to you about
 
  • pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    C is not possible; we would not say "about that I must speak to you." D would be possible if the original sentence did not have "about."
     

    Duyle

    New Member
    Vietnamese
    I just think what if it's not a relative clause here but "that" functions as a determiner in the phrase "about that"
    and "that" here refers to the topic that they are talking about. Whether it is possible?
     

    pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    I'm not sure I follow you; you're suggesting that it went something like this, am I right?

    Bob: Are we ready for the meeting?
    Sue: Not really; there is something about that [about the meeting] I must speak to you about immediately!

    Then you need the second "about" that I added in Sue's line. Or D could work (with the double "that").
     
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