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    #1

    Can I use 'when clause' as a cleft sentence?

    Is it grammatically correct if I emphasie 'when clause' as a cleft sentence in the following sentence? It is when the doctor makes a mistake that the patient suffers.

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    #2

    Re: Can I use 'when clause' as a cleft sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thurahtun View Post
    It is when the doctor makes a mistake that the patient suffers.
    That's fine.
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    #3

    Re: Can I use 'when clause' as a cleft sentence?

    Mind you, I am not sure how much emphasis this provides over when a doctor makes a mistake.

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