A. He was afraid that his friends might not believe his story.
B. He was afraid his friends might not believe his story.
Can "that" after "afraid" be omitted? Thanks!
- ZirpLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
In English it can be omitted without changing the meaning yes. In several other languages omitting it would make the phrase meaninglessSource(s): I speak Dutch, German, French and Esperanto
- John PLv 74 weeks ago
In normal speech, version B is almost always used.
- AmulyaPLv 54 weeks ago
It can be omitted but it will not change the meaning.
He said (that) he was writing a story.