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    It is because I love her, and want her to be happy, that I have thrown this job into your hands this morning.

    Could you please explain that in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: That 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    It is because I love her, and want her to be happy, that I have thrown this job into your hands this morning.

    Could you please explain that in this sentence?
    Because of this, I am doing that.


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    Re: That 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    It is because I love her, and want her to be happy, that I have thrown this job into your hands this morning.

    Could you please explain that in this sentence?
    I have thrown this job into your hands this morning because I love her and want her.

    That I have thrown this job into your hands this morning is because I... . --> extraposed long subject -->

    It is because I love her, and want her to be happy(,) that I have thrown this job into your hands this morning.


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    Re: That 2

    Volcano1985,
    If you have a Longman grammar, find "cleft sentence" in the index.

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