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Innis College Courses
Course Code
INI100H1
Professor
Vikki Visvis

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LECTURE March 31st, 2011
Grammar continued
It cleft
oStructure: It + form of be + X + subordinate clause
oAllows for emphasis of X
oNatural emphasis of where stress falls on X
oDelayed subject allows for emphasis of what comes next
oMay be redundant to begin with it- better to be active
oDo not overuse the it cleft but USE STRATEGICALLY
What cleft
oWhat X +verb + object
oSame issues as it cleft
oMost preferred out of the three, since it seems most active
There transformation
oRhetorical tool, particularly useful in spoken discourse, for instance
political talk
oIn academic writing, the active is preferred
oAppeal to pathos; stylistic flourish
Review of the grammar test:
Subject verb agreement, 1: find
oAgreeing with handymen
oKassam is subject, is is linking verb, followed by either predicate noun or
predicate adjective
oOf = prep
oOne has no relevance to the decision
oThose handymen who, which is a relative pronoun
Who, that, which start new miniclause
Agree with just what comes before it
SO MUST BE PLURAL
o#33: same issue
Sally is subject
Friends is plural is choice is a
o#35: that characterize because simplifications is what agreed with
Paragraph with mixed errors
oA man, as well as a girl, WAS
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st LECTURE March 31 , 2011 Grammar continued It cleft o Structure: It + form of be + X + subordinate clause o Allows for emphasis of X o Natural emphasis of where stress falls on X o Delayed subject allows for emphasis of what comes next o May be redundant to begin with it- better to be active o Do not overuse the it cleft but USE STRATEGICALLY What cleft o What X +verb + object o Same issues as it cleft o Most preferred out of the three, since it seems most active There transformation o Rhetorical tool, particularly useful in spoken discourse, for instance political talk o In academic writing, the active is preferred o Appeal to pathos; stylistic flourish
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