The schedule indicated ______ the team would be playing in the final game.

a. if
b. that

Are they both correct?

Thanks!
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"Indicate" collocates with explicit or hidden "that," thus a) is correct.

"If" can be undestood in the context, but I don't think it's what you want, especially for past time. As this is a past event, I think that "if" shouldn't be used, as we know the result by now.

However, instead of "if," one could use "whether," but for the future:

The schedule should indicate whether or not the team would be available for the final game.
Last edited by Marius Hancu
quote:
The schedule indicated ______ the team would be playing in the final game.

a. if
b. that

"The schedule indicated THAT the team would be playing in the final game" is correct in the sentence presented.

Jerry's sentence is correct too, but the sentenceis a very much changed in meaning from the original.

Rachel

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