Grammar GuideAdverbsWhy should you omit "that" in such phrases as "any/so that + pronoun"?

Why should you omit "that" in such phrases as "any/so that + pronoun"?

Why should you omit "that" in such phrases as "any/so that + pronoun"?

In writing, you should aim to be as clear and concise as possible. When you use that in a phrase such as 'so that + pronoun,' you are being redundant.

  • Original: I finished my homework so that I could go to the party.
  • Rewrite: I finished my homework so I could go to the party.