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    Cleft sentence

    Hello everybody.

    Please explain me the differences between two sentences A and B. The original sentence:

    It was while he was working on a voluntary project in the Far East that he got married to a woman on the same project.

    A. He married a colleague from his team during his voluntary work in the Far East.
    B. When they got married, he was working in the Far East on a voluntary project.

    Key is B. But i don't agree with it very much. In my opinion, sentence B lacks the information that his wife is also his colleague. Anyway, the original sentence emphasizes that he got married while he was working on a voluntary project by using cleft structure. And it seems to me the second does, too. Is there anything wrong with my view?

    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by Commadela; 23-Aug-2014 at 01:26.

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    Re: Cleft sentence

    No, I don't think there's anything wrong with your view. I couldn't say that one was better than the other.

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