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    it-clause

    Helen bought the car from Tom. No, it was Tom that bought the car from Helen. i can understand whole meaning of the sentence but i am not so clear about what it was refers to. Why do we need it was here before Tom?
    thanks in advance

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    Re: it-clause

    Quote Originally Posted by onurediperu View Post
    Helen bought the car from Tom. No, it was Tom that bought the car from Helen. i can understand whole meaning of the sentence but i am not so clear about what it was refers to. Why do we need it was here before Tom?
    thanks in advance
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, onirediperu.

    A: Did Helen buy the car from Tom?

    B: No. Tom bought the car from Helen.

    A: Excuse me. It's very noisy in this restaurant. What did you say?

    B: I said that Tom bought the car from Helen.

    A: What?

    B: IT WAS TOM who bought the car from Helen!!!!

    A: Oh, thank you.

    *****

    When you get a chance, study so-called "cleft sentences." They help emphasize the part of the sentence that concerns you.
    TOM BOUGHT THE CAR FROM HELEN:

    It was TOM who bought the car from Helen.
    It was the CAR that Tom bought from Helen.
    It was HELEN from whom Tom bought the car.

    Have a nice day!

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    #3

    Re: it-clause

    Thank you a lot TheParser
    it helped me understand the sentence more clearly..
    have a nice day ...

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    Re: it-clause

    Quote Originally Posted by onurediperu View Post
    Thank you a lot TheParser
    it helped me understand the sentence more clearly..
    have a nice day ...
    Thank you for your kind note.

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