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NP It-Cleft: TItVnx1s2
- This tree family is selected by be as the
main verb and it as the subject. Together these two items serve
as a multi-component anchor for the tree family. This tree family is
used for it-clefts in which the clefted element is an NP and there are
no gaps in the clause which follows the NP. The NP is interpreted as
an adjunct of the following clause. See Chapter 11 for
- it be
it was yesterday that we had the meeting .
- Declarative tree:
- See Figure 6.17.
Declarative NP It-Cleft Tree: ItVpnx1s2
- Other available trees:
- inverted question, wh-moved object with
be inverted, wh-moved object with be not inverted,
adjunct (gap-less) relative clause with comp/with PP pied-piping.