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Adverb It-Cleft: TItVad1s2
- 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 adverb and there are
no gaps in the clause which follows the adverb. The adverb is interpreted as
an adjunct of the following clause. See Chapter 11 for
- it be
it was reluctantly that Dania agreed to do the tech report .
- Declarative tree:
- See Figure 6.19.
Declarative Adverb It-Cleft Tree: ItVad1s2
- Other available trees:
- inverted question, wh-moved adverb how
with be inverted, wh-moved adverb how with be not
inverted, adjunct (gap-less) relative clause with comp/with PP pied-piping.