He wanted to check <that/if> she had maximum mobility within this restricted area.

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Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Spanish
Hi teachers,
This is a conversation segment of the movie "100 Feet". The one who talks is a police officer after putting a woman an electronic ankle bracelet.
Jimmy: I wanna make sure that you have maximum mobility within this restricted area.

According to the question, is the answer correct and natural?
What did Jimmy want to check?
(He wanted to check) that/if she had maximum mobility within this restricted area.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Hi. "That" is just another conjunction that can introduce a subordinate clause. "If" does a better job of reinforcing the idea that he was not certain that she had maximum mobility, but I don't think that reinforcement is necessary.
     

    Tenacious Learner

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    Hi. "That" is just another conjunction that can introduce a subordinate clause. "If" does a better job of reinforcing the idea that he was not certain that she had maximum mobility, but I don't think that reinforcement is necessary.
    Thanks a lot, owlman. Crystal clear. :)

    TL
     
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