Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Cleft sentence

  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam

    • Join Date: Aug 2014
    • Posts: 16

    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.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,610

    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.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Jun-2014, 08:13
  2. [Grammar] Cleft sentences
    By barnej0096 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Jun-2012, 15:45
  3. [Grammar] pseudo-cleft sentence
    By yuriya in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-Jun-2010, 17:00
  4. cleft sentence
    By isahne in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Mar-2006, 08:34
  5. Cleft sentence--relative clause
    By seagirl in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-Apr-2005, 07:05


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts