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To make this gift more special, they often write messages or wishes on the lanterns before they are launched. Thus, it seems the mood of the festival is much the same as (the one/that) when it first started in the 19th century.

Is there "the one" or "that" that is understood in the bolded line in the above? Is it better to put "the one/that" in the context? Thanks.
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AngliholicTo make this gift more special, they often write messages or wishes on the lanterns before they are launched. Thus, it seems the mood of the festival is much the same as (the one/that) when it first started in the 19th century.

Is there "the one" or "that" that is understood in the bolded line in the above? Is it better to put "the one/that" in the context? Thanks.

I think it reads better without any of the choices in parentheses.
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Philip
Angliholic
To make this gift more special, they often write messages or wishes on the lanterns before they are launched. Thus, it seems the mood of the festival is much the same as (the one/that) when it first started in the 19th century.

Is there "the one" or "that" that is understood in the bolded line in the above? Is it better to put "the one/that" in the context? Thanks.

I think it reads better without any of the choices in parentheses.
Thanks, Philip.