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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 12 for additional discussion.
it be
it was reluctantly that Dania agreed to do the tech report .
Declarative tree:
See Figure 6.20.


{Declarative Adverb It-Cleft Tree: $\alpha$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.

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