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    reduction in cleft sentences (relative clauses)

    Can we use a reduction form in cleft sentences? If we can, can you also say if we can use a reduction for all tenses like we use in Relative Clauses?

    It was I who got the money in your pocket
    Can we say 'It was I getting the money in your pocket'?

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    Re: reduction in cleft sentences (relative clauses)

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalinman View Post
    Can we use a reduction form in cleft sentences? If we can, can you also say if we can use a reduction for all tenses like we use in Relative Clauses?
    What is "a reduction form in cleft sentences"?

    It was I who got the money in your pocket
    Do you mean "It was I who put the money in your pocket"?

    Can we say 'It was I getting the money in your pocket'?
    No.

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    Re: reduction in cleft sentences (relative clauses)

    adrenalinman, make sure to end every sentence with a punctuation mark.

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    Re: reduction in cleft sentences (relative clauses)

    It was I who got the money from your pocket
    Can we say 'It was I getting the money from your pocket'?

    Don't we call this kind of sentences 'cleft sentences'? If no, what do we call them? It was I who ...

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    What is "a reduction form in cleft sentences"?



    Do you mean "It was I who put the money in your pocket"?



    No.

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    Re: reduction in cleft sentences (relative clauses)

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalinman View Post
    It was I who got the money from your pocket (Missing punctuation mark.)


    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: reduction in cleft sentences (relative clauses)

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalinman View Post
    It was I who got the money from your pocket
    Can we say 'It was I getting the money from your pocket'?

    Don't we call this kind of sentences 'cleft sentences'? If no, what do we call them? It was I who ...

    Yes, you can call them 'cleft'. I didn't know what you meant by "reduction form". My advice is to avoid trying to reduce cleft sentences. I can't think of a reason ever to do so.

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