...an attack you know is coming...

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Wookie

Senior Member
Korea, Korean
"Of course you can defend yourself from an attack you know is coming."

I think something's wrong in the example. I guess "an attack that you know is coming" is correct.
But I'm not sure if you can remove "that" like the example above.
Is that example correct?
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    I think it's correct. It is not the most formal or eloquent English, but I think the construction is common.

    It follows along similar lines as:

    Give her the gift you know she wants.
    Practice only the moves you know are safe.
    You can bring me the paintings you think are ready.
     

    Scherle

    Senior Member
    Filipino, and English
    "Of course you can defend yourself from an attack you know is coming."

    I think something's wrong in the example. I guess "an attack that you know is coming" is correct.
    But I'm not sure if you can remove "that" like the example above.
    Is that example correct?
    Both sentence sounds natural to me.:D
     

    Wookie

    Senior Member
    Korea, Korean
    I think it's correct. It is not the most formal or eloquent English, but I think the construction is common.

    It follows along similar lines as:

    Give her the gift you know she wants.
    Practice only the moves you know are safe.
    You can bring me the paintings you think are ready.
    Is that just the way people speak?
    Would it be okay to write that kind of sentence in writing?
     
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