Grammar GuideConjunctionsWhy is overusing "that" bad?

Why is overusing "that" bad?

Why is overusing "that" bad?

More often than not, "that" is an unnecessary filler word in a sentence. You can enhance readability by deleting it. Consider the following examples:

Original: Susy realized that she missed her turn and had to backtrack.

Rewrite: Susy realized she missed her turn and had to backtrack.