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Intellectual humility is admitting you are human and there are limits to the knowledge you have. It involves recognizing that you possess cognitive and personal biases, and that your brain tends to see things in such a way that your opinions and viewpoints are favored above others.

1. In above sentence that is a subordinating conjunction or a replacement for a relative adverb - how?
2. If a replacement for a relative adverb how, above that can be replaced with 'in which'?

Since I have tried to find any existing thread but failed, I'll much appreciate your clarifications. I'm inclined to 'a subordinating conjunction'.

Thanking in advance and best RGDS,

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@deepcosmos posted:

Hello, Lucas,

Sincerely thank you for your quick reply. And I'll wait for other views coming.

By the way, do you mind, if I would ask which English you speak, American or British one?

Thanking and RGDS,

No problem

Do wait for other members' answers as I'm not sure about this.

I don't at all. English is not my native language. Im just learning it. And I'm trying to learn a universal English lol so probably I may mix them up lol

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Hello, Deepcosmos and Lucas,

@deepcosmos posted:

Intellectual humility is admitting you are human and there are limits to the knowledge you have. It involves recognizing that you possess cognitive and personal biases, and that your brain tends to see things in such a way that your opinions and viewpoints are favored above others.

I agree with both of you that "that" is a subordinating conjunction. Actually, it introduces an adverbial clause of result.

The determiner "such," just like the adverb "so," usually leads to the use of resultative clauses. Please compare with:

- Your brain tends to see things so partially that your opinions and viewpoints are favored above others.

Hello, Deepcosmos and Lucas,

I agree with both of you that "that" is a subordinating conjunction. Actually, it introduces an adverbial clause of result.

The determiner "such," just like the adverb "so," usually leads to the use of resultative clauses. Please compare with:

- Your brain tends to see things so partially that your opinions and viewpoints are favored above others.

Hi, Gustavo,

You've always been a big helper to me.

Thanks and RGDS,

Hello, Deepcosmos and Lucas,

I agree with both of you that "that" is a subordinating conjunction. Actually, it introduces an adverbial clause of result.

The determiner "such," just like the adverb "so," usually leads to the use of resultative clauses. Please compare with:

- Your brain tends to see things so partially that your opinions and viewpoints are favored above others.

Hello, Gustavo, if I replace "that" with "in which" in my original sentence, is it acceptable, or must I omit the word "such"?

Best RGDS,

Yes, you can say:

- Your brain tends to see things in a way in which your opinions and viewpoints are favored above others.

but in this case both the structure and the meaning are different, since the clause is no longer an adverbial of result but a relative that defines the way your brain tends to see things. I have to say, however, that I strongly prefer the original — I find it more expressive of the meaning that wants to be conveyed.

Yes, you can say:

- Your brain tends to see things in a way in which your opinions and viewpoints are favored above others.

but in this case both the structure and the meaning are different, since the clause is no longer an adverbial of result but a relative that defines the way your brain tends to see things. I have to say, however, that I strongly prefer the original — I find it more expressive of the meaning that wants to be conveyed.

Hi, Gustavo,

Your today's explanation has broadened my view of English grammar, which hasn't yet occurred to me so far.

Thanks and RGDS,

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