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How to emphasize a relative clause in a sentence?

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Pseudo-cleft construction  is a type of construction in which the focus after the verb  (sh`ı/ to be) appears in the form of a relative clause.

→ 買菜是我們應該做的 (m˘ai c`ai sh`ı w˘o-men y¯ıngg¯ai zu`o de sh`ı/ Shopping for food is a matter that we should attend to.)

Reference: Chinese: a linguistic introduction by Chao Fen Sun

answered Feb 14, 2018 by admin (25,240 points)
edited Apr 26, 2018 by admin

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