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    Cleft sentences,which is correct?

    1. It was on January 31st that he came here last time.
    2. It was January 31st when he came here last time.
    3. It was January 31st that he came here last time.
    4. It was on January 31st when he came here last time.

    5. It was last night that it snowed.
    6. It was last night when it snowed.

    7. It's Joey (whom) we're looking for.
    8. It's Joey (that) we're looking for.

    Are all of those sentences grammatical? Cleft sentences or attributive clauses? Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by Hiya Raymond; 02-Aug-2013 at 08:04. Reason: Space

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    Re: Cleft sentences,which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    1. It was on January 31st that he came here last time.
    2. It was January 31st when he came here last time.
    3. It was January 31st that he came here last time.
    4. It was on January 31st when he came here last time.
    It was on January 31st that he last came here.
    It was on January 31st that he came here last.

    5. It was last night that it snowed.
    6. It was last night when it snowed.
    It was last night that it snowed.

    7. It's Joey (whom) we're looking for.
    8. It's Joey (that) we're looking for.
    It's Joey that we're looking for.
    It's Joey we're looking for.

    Thanks!
    See my comments/suggestions above in red. Note that when you number a list, you should put a space after the full stop after the number - I have edited your post to show it correctly.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Jul-2013 at 09:57.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Cleft sentences,which is correct?

    Are 1 ,2 and 7 grammatical?
    If "It's Joey that we're looking for." is a cleft sentence,why 'that' is omitted ?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Hiya Raymond; 31-Jul-2013 at 04:11.

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    Re: Cleft sentences,which is correct?

    Are all of those sentences grammatical? I'm confused!

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    Re: Cleft sentences,which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    Are 1 ,2 and 7 grammatical?
    If "It's Joey that we're looking for." is a cleft sentence,why 'that' is omitted ?

    Thanks!
    I have no idea why I only gave the third sentence with the "that" omitted. It can be omitted in all of them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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