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Use the conjunction "that" to introduce a dependent clause if the sentence sounds or looks awkward without it. There are no hard and fast rules. However, if you use "that," go back and reread the sentence. If the sentence makes sense without it, drop "that" from the sentence.

Unnecessary Use of "That": Reinagel plans to hone his international business skills so that he can succeed in the job market.

Correct: Reinagel plans to hone his international business skills so he can succeed in the job market.

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