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    Cleft sentences with "will"

    Hello,

    Could someone tell me whether the verb BE in a cleft sentence containing WILL is supposed to be used with WILL as well (in the same way as it occurs in its preterit form when the sentence is in the preterit).

    In other words,

    It was him who did it is OK ; but is

    It's him who will do it correct ?

    and what about

    It'll be him who will do it ?

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    #2

    Re: Cleft sentences with "will"

    They're both fine to me.

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    Re: Cleft sentences with "will"

    Thanks a lot.

    Would you even accept :

    It'll be him who does it ?

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    Re: Cleft sentences with "will"

    I would- certainly in British English, you'll hear that.

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