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... in (1) you are speaking of an obligatory state, that of having finished the task, which will obtain in the future. ...

(I brought this sentence written by StonyB from this link : https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/199390/use-of-must-have-for-obligation-in-the-future )

I think that given the context, "that" seems to refer back to "an obligatory state", so I think "that" functions as an appositive referring to "an obligatory state".

Q1) Is my thinking right?

Q2) If so, could you make some sentences similar to that sentence?

(I cannot comment directly in the comment box, because if it needs the point above 50 to comment there, so I'm asking here)

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Three things to please bear in mind:

1) You should not ask us to comment on someone else's answer on a different site, especially about the contributor's choice of wording rather than the answer itself.

2) The link you gave is to a thread that is almost five years old.

3) The 'points' that you talk about are no concern of ours. You have to earn them on that particular site by posting answers to questions asked by other members.

Thank you.

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Q1) Is my thinking right? Yes

Q2) If so, could you make some sentences similar to that sentence?

eg Tom learned an important lesson, that of never trusting anyone who smiles all the time.


Clive