Cleft (definition)

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A 'cleft' (also referred to as a 'cleft sentence') is a complex sentence constructed using a main clause and a subordinate clause; it expresses an idea or meaning that can be and is more often formed by a simple sentence. This type of complex sentence construction is usually used to bring focus to a particular constituent that is placed into the main clause.

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External Links

SIL entry on clefts Wikipedia entry on clefts


SIL entry on clefts