Element FORM/USE: 'IT' CLEFT
SuperCat FOCUS
SubCat focus
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'It' + 'be' + noun + 'that' clause for focus.
Corrected Learner Example It is Lily who decides to go to the seaside and it is also her who kills the turkey given by a lorry-driver. (France; C2 MASTERY; 1993; French; Pass)

It was Paul who stole the money. (Hong Kong; C2 MASTERY; 1997; Chinese; Pass)

It is Piggy who finds the conch and knows how to blow it. (Denmark; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Danish; Fail)

It is my mother who always plays the role of mediator. (Poland; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Polish; Pass)

It is this silence that gives me the impression of togetherness, for which no words are needed. (Netherlands; C2 MASTERY; 1997; Dutch; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments N/A

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