[ðæt;ðət] or [ðæt]


(pron., a., conj., & ) As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.

(pron., a., conj., & ) As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.

(pron., a., conj., & ) As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural.

(pron., a., conj., & ) As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun.

(pron., a., conj., & ) To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.

(pron., a., conj., & ) To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because.

(pron., a., conj., & ) To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc.

(pron., a., conj., & ) To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that.

(pron., a., conj., & ) In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like.

(pron., a., conj., & ) As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing.

Checked by Karol


pron. demons. and rel.—as a demons. (pl. Those) it points out a person or thing: the former or more distant thing: not this but the other: as a rel. who or which.—conj. used to introduce a clause: because: for: in order that.

Typed by Elinor


Typist: Rudy


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