THAT’S THAT

That is frustrating.

  • What is frustrating?

Not what. That.

  • That is what’s frustrating?

Yeah.

Here are some examples of the way that functions in a sentence.

That = demonstrative adjective.  
I’m reading that new Casey Jones mystery.

That = demonstrative pronoun.
We’ll see about that.

 

That = relative pronoun
He found the chips that you hid under the sofa.
I feel sorry for the team that plays against UNC.

That = subordinating conjunction
I think that the boss is inebriated.

*Thanks to Mr. Adams for explaining that.

March 23 2009 07:40 pm | parts of speech

2 Responses to “THAT’S THAT”

  1. Gini Van Siclen on 06 Jul 2009 at 7:31 pm #

    So, you had to use that UNC example!
    That makes me so mad! But that which doesn’t kill us makes stronger….

    I LOVE that book, Elements of Style.
    That book has been so helpful to me in my writing.

  2. lynngosnell on 14 Jul 2009 at 8:23 am #

    Ha! Don’t think you’d want me to include a Duke example, now, would you?