Can "that" as a conjunction introduce an Independent clause?
Fowler's English Usage says:
"'That' is used as a conjunction to introduce a subordinate clause, and a subordinate clause cannot be a complete sentence or thought, but what about the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, ..."
The first two that's introduce independent clauses, don't they? "All men are created equal" is a full sentence, as is: "They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." Those are both independent clauses, aren't they?
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