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Additional exercises for Lesson 7 Part 1

hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
would you check my sentences?
④みんなを怒らせたのは、Judyの自分勝手な行動だった。[it, that, selfish behavior, angryを用いて]
It was Judy's selfish behavior that made everyone/everybody angry.

⑤彼は、(彼の)月への旅について詳しく書いている。[describe, journey, the を用いて7語で]
He describes his journey to the moon.
[I believe you don't say " describe about his journey".]

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It was Judy's selfish behavior that made everyone/everybody angry.
Your example is technically correct. But it is more common to say, "Everyone was angry because of Judy's selfish behavior." or "Judy's selfish behavior made everyone angry."

I believe you don't say " describe about his journey".
You are correct. It is wrong. The verb "describe" is v.t. not v.i.
 

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Thanks for the help, Buntaro.
hirashin said:
It was Judy's selfish behavior that made everyone/everybody angry.
Buntaro said:
Your example is technically correct. But it is more common to say, "Everyone was angry because of Judy's selfish behavior." or "Judy's selfish behavior made everyone angry."

OK. But I'd like to use the "it is (something) + that clause" pattern.
I believe American people use the pattern, maybe in written forms.
 

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For that pattern I think your example is fine. Here are a couple more I thought up.
It was the year that I graduated.
It was the Thalidomide sold by Dainippon that caused the birth defects.
 

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Thanks for the help, mdchachi.
 
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