Your daily grammar: focus / “it” cleft

Example 1: It is Lily who decides to go to the seaside and it is also her who kills the turkey given by a lorry-driver. (France; C2 MASTERY; 1993; French; Pass) It was Paul who stole the money. Example 2: It is Piggy who finds the conch and knows how to blow it. Example 3: It is my mother who always plays the role of mediator. Example 4: It is this silence that gives me the impression of togetherness, for which no words are needed.

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