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Hi, Jiho,

@jiho posted:

Hello

I wonder if the word "that" is used as a demonstrative pronoun or relative pronoun. I am very confused because of the commar used in front of "that". I learned that "that" is not used with undefined relative pronoun with "comma" before it. So would it be possible for me to understandt "that" is a demonstrative pronoun despite the usage of error of comma. I chose this sentence from LOCNESS learner corpus by native students.

"Boxing is a high risk, short term career the men who do it are aware of this, that is why they are paid so highly".

Thank you.

'That' in 'that is why' is a demonstrative pronoun. 'That' as a relative pronoun isn't preceded by a comma. Interestingly, 'which is why' is similar to 'that is why', but it functions as a relative pronoun.

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