Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 25, 2012

cleft sentences

EXERCISE ON CLEFT SENTENCES

  1. Mr Palmer saw I could also act.

It                                                                                                         

  1. I didn’t invite them.

It                                                                                                         

  1. I began to suspect something at that moment.

It                                                                                                         

  1. Money is the thing people care about nowadays.

It                                                                                                         

  1. His attitude towards other people really annoys me.

It                                                                                                         

  1. I didn’t decide to take a short cut across country!

It                                                                                                         

  1. The demonstrators didn’t start the trouble.

It                                                                                                         

  1. I didn’t suggest having a barbecue!

It                                                                                                         

  1. The computer gives me a headache.

It                                                                                                         

10. My uncle Tom came on Thursday.

It                                                                                                         

  1. Columbus sailed to America in 1492.

It                                                                                                         

12. I am eating chocolate cake.

It                                                                                                         

13. You have to think about your profit.

What                                                                                                    

14. You must know the needs of your customers.

What                                                                                                    

15. You have to pay attention to the details.

What                                                                                                    

16. The Olympic games first took place in Greece.

It                                                                                                         

17. Rachel’s stereo kept me awake all night long.

What                                                                                                    

It                                                                                                         

18. Vicky is looking for a job in television.

What                                                                                                    

19. They booked a holiday together.

What                                                                                                    

20.We met in Rome.

It                                                                                                         

EXERCISE ON CLEFT SENTENCES KEY

  1. Mr Palmer saw I could also act.

It WAS MR PALMERTHAT / WHO SAW THAT I COULD ALSO ACT.

2. I didn’t invite them.

It WASN’T I / ME WHO / THAT INVITED THEM.                                                                                                       3. I began to suspect something at that moment.

It WAS AT THAT MOMENT THAT I BEGAN TO SUSPECT SOMETHING.

4. Money is the thing people care about nowadays.

It IS MONEY THE THING THAT PEOPLE CARE ABOUT NOWADAYS.

5. His attitude towards other people really annoys me.

It is his attitude towards othe people that really annoys me.

6. I didn’t decide to take a short cut across country!

It wasn’t me who / that decided to take a short cut across country.

7. The demonstrators didn’t start the trouble.

It wasn’t the demonstrators who / that started the trouble.

8. I didn’t suggest having a barbecue!

It wasn’t me that / who suggested having a barbecue.

9. The computer gives me a headache.

It is the computer that gives me a headache.      

10. My uncle Tom came on Thursday.

It  was on Thursday that my uncle came.

11. . Columbus sailed to America in 1492.

It  was in 1492 that Columbus sailed to America.

12. I am eating chocolate cake.

It is chocolate cake that I am eating.    

13. You have to think about your profit.

What  you hace to think about is your profit.               

14. You must know the needs of your customers.

What you must know is the needs of your customers.

15. You have to pay attention to the details.

What you have to pay attention to is the details.        

16. The Olympic games first took place in Greece.

It  was in Greece that the Olympic Games first took place.

17. Rachel’s stereo kept me awake all night long.

What kept me awake was Rachel’s stereo.

It was Rachel’s stereo that kept me awake.

18. Vicky is looking for a job in television.

What Vicky is looking for is a job in television.      

19. They booked a holiday together.

What they did was (to) book a holiday together.     

20.We met in Rome.

It was in Rome that we met.        


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