I keep running into an issue that's probably due to the limits in my English vocabulary. The problem is sentences like these: All they knew was that it was where the light came from. In fact, I lack the proper vocabulary to describe what my problem is, but I suspect it's evident. Sometimes I'm able to cut out one of the highlighted words, but in the case of this particular sentence (which I made up because the written version is too ridiculous to post out of context), the only way I see is to break the sentence. As in, make it wrong, by removing the first was. At least, I think that's wrong. Either way, I run in these often enough now that I should like to know a way around it.