Reply to "cleft sentences"

Freeguy posted:

David, can we say the following sentence is also a cleft sentence?

- It was only when electric motors had become sufficiently advanced to become portable that vacuum cleaners became common household items.

Yes, Freeguy, that is a cleft sentence. Below is the un-clefted version; however, I am changing "sufficiently advanced to become portable" to "advanced enough to become portable":

  • Vacuum cleaners became common household items only when electric motors had become advanced enough to become portable.
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