Starting from our experience as a teacher of the English language interested in the Syntax of the sentence and our familiarity with the EFL methodology, in the present paper we approach the concept of Clefting in English with of view to addressing both philologists and non-philologists. Each category of readers will find theoretical explanations and examples of cleft sentences that are easy to understand and follow in everyday life, whenever necessary, especially in writing. This is so as we have selected accessible definitions from the literature in the field, we have made descriptions that can be processed almost effortlessly, and we have provided simple illustrations so that the pattern of cleft structures that we suggest be used to produce similar sentences practically automatically.
Valentina Curelariu is a PhD Lecturer with the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department. Her work focuses on English language areas such as Syntax, Stylistics, Psycholinguistics, and Rhetoric, but also on ELT Methodology.