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Hello, MarcelaMC, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

@MarcelaMC posted:

I was told the sentence "Thank God! The course is over" is wrong but I don't know why. Will someone explain it, please?! Thank you in advance.

There is nothing wrong with "Thank God! The course is over," which is really two sentences. "Thank God!" is an exclamation in the subjunctive, and "The course is over" is a sentence in the present simple indicative.

Perhaps whoever told you it was wrong was thinking of a related sentence: "Thank God the course is over!" That really is one sentence; "that" could be placed before "the course is over": "Thank God that the course is over!"

In "Thank God that the course is over!," the "that"-clause is a clause of reason, which indicates why you are exclaiming "Thank God." It's like the "for"-phrase in "I thank God for the course's being over!"

Last edited by David, Moderator

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