A break is <that><what> I really need

  • JordyBro

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    B is the correct answer, while A is not correct at all. Humourously, to make A grammatically correct, you have to add another "that" (literary grammar).
     

    JordyBro

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    For you? No. In literary grammar, that can handle that clauses (eg: "I don't have that that I need"). This is only for literary purposes.
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    For you? No. In literary grammar, that can handle that clauses (eg: "I don't have that that I need"). This is only for literary purposes.
    I don't think I've ever seen "I don't have that that I need" anywhere at all. Can you tell us where you've seen it used for literary purposes, Jordy?

    "That which I need" on the other hand ould be found in an old-fashioned / poetic context. It wouldn't fit in the OP sentence though.
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    The "that, that" is fine by me. It's correct. People just don't say it very often.
     
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