Element FORM/USE: 'WH-'CLEFT CLAUSE
SuperCat FOCUS
SubCat focus
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'How', 'Why', or 'Where' cleft clauses as subject, for focus
Corrected Learner Example How we are brought up forms our character, our thinking and our attitude towards ourselves and towards everybody and everything around us. (Switzerland; C2 MASTERY; 1993; German; Fail)

Where he had gone to was a mystery. (Netherlands; C2 MASTERY; 1998; Dutch; Pass)

How they influenced my life is hard to tell. (Germany; C2 MASTERY; 1997; German; Pass)

Why I think my father is successful is because of his personality, he is very fair about everything,; for example if he sees two beautiful women walking down the street and you ask him which is the nicest of them, he couldn't tell even if one was plain ugly he couldn't. (Sweden; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Swedish; Pass)

[talking about possessions] How people have got their objects is also important. (Sweden; C2 MASTERY; 2000; Swedish; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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