Rewrite each sentence, without changing the meaning, beginning as shown.
ANSWERS + EXPLANATION
Gerry invested a large sum of money in antique furniture.
a large sum of money in antique furniture.
I like Dublin because it has beautiful parks and gardens.
the beautiful parks and gardens.
He was trying to earn her respect.
I really wanted to eat something and fall asleep on the couch.
something and fall asleep on the couch.
She wants a bit of peace and quiet now.
a bit of peace and quiet now.
are similar in function to cleft sentences. In these sentences
the things(s) that
. The WH-clause must contain a verb.
WHAT-CLAUSE + BE + (TO) + EMPHASISED WORD/PHRASE
was (to) take
a long nap.
I didn't like
the end of the film.
If you want to focus on one particular thing and nothing else, you can use
with the verbs
need, do, want
ALL-CLAUSE + BE + (TO) + EMPHASISED WORD/PHRASE
my sister does
is (to) read
books all day long.
a good night's sleep.
1) Gerry did was (to) invest 2) I like about Dublin is 3) he was trying to do was (to) earn 4) I really wanted was (to) eat 5) she wants is