I have listened to the English Radio Program. “Radio Eikaiwa”.
I was interested in a program last Wednesday. So I will talk about that.
This program contains 3 parts. Dialog, key sentence and practice.
The topic of that day is “that clause’
As the dialog is so short, can I spend time on speaking it?
It’s story is about the missing Picasso painting.
2 persons are described. A Inspector B Art Gallery’s owner who was stoled painting.
A Today I have some good news for you. We ‘re in the process of questioning a young man, who is the main suspect in your gallery’s theft.
B Who is he?
A I can’t tell you the name. But he seems to be an art student.
B So, have you found the missing Picasso painting?
A No, we haven’t located it yet. The suspect hasn’t given us much information.
That he is hiding something is plain to see.
B I hope you find out where the Picasso is. That’s because, it’s our gallery’s most valuable painting.
Dialog is over.
Key sentence is “That he is hiding something is plain to see.”
In this case, that clause is placed at Subjec .and we can’t cut “that”.
As I have never heard that clause, I feel strange.
It comes as a surprise to me.