Reverse Meta Model: Pseudo Cleft Sentences


Reverse Meta Model: Pseudo Cleft Sentences

Pseudo Cleft Sentences are similar in function to cleft sentences, but they are formed with the pronoun “what.” They also have a clause that substitutes a noun phrase and acts as the subject of the whole sentence. What I like about them is how they emphasize selected parts.

What John took Mary to was a concert.

She said that what was great about visiting Doug O’Brien’s blog was how much you learn.

What is important is integrity.

About Doug O'Brien

Doug O’Brien is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, and a Certified Hypnotherapist. In 1988, while assisting at NLP and NAC training seminars with Anthony Robbins, Doug achieved the designation of Master Trainer. He now conducts numerous seminars of his own around the globe (specializing in the “Sleight of Mouth” patterns of Robert Dilts, NLP Certification Courses, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy) and helped found Columbia-Presbyterian’s Department of Complementary Medicine with Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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