Posted by: crisdiaz24 | December 5, 2008

WHAT-CLEFT SENTENCES

Cleft sentences beginning with WHAT

 

When you want to emphasize the action, not the noun, you can use a cleft sentence consisting of:

 

 

 

What + Subject + Do/Verbs expressing feelings, attitudes +is/was + to+inf (-ing after verbs like like, enjoy, love, etc…/noun.

 

What I did was to go out alone.

What I did was to interview him.

What I like is strawberries.

What I find difficult is to understand phrasal verbs.

What I find difficult is phrasal verbs.

What I can´t stand is rude people.

 

(In this case what is the object of the verb)

 

 

 

 

What + V + is/was + that…

What surprised me was that he was alone.

What annoyed me was that he didn´t want to talk to me

 

(in this case what is the subject of the verb)

 

 

 

 

What se traduce al castellano como lo que. Este lo que no puede en ningún caso ser substituido por lo cual. (No es un pronombre relativo).

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