Is this sentence right and why does it use "that"?
That the moon appears considerably larger at the horizon than it does overhead is merely an optical illusion.
A: SOMETHING is an optical illusion.
A: (The fact) THAT the moon appears.... is an optical illusion.
Here's your sentence again:
- IT is merely an optical illusion THAT the moon appears considerably larger at the horizon than it does overhead.
Here's another example: That you asked your question here in this forum is a nice thing.
And finally the definition and examples from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English:
that 2 S1 W1 / ðət / conjunction
3 used to introduce a clause that refers to a fact, when describing it :
It’s odd that I haven’t heard of you.
That anyone should want to kill her was unthinkable.
The problem is that no-one knows what will happen.
Hope it helps.
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