adjective that clause

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Point 2 in FOCUS at B1 is simply defined as:

‘IT’ + ‘BE’ ADJECTIVE + ‘THAT’ CLAUSE for focus.

*That B1 point is elaborated on its own page here.

There are three similar points in Modality and adjectives at B2.

Point 135 is defined as:

‘it’ + linking verb + adjective + (‘that’) clause as a focusing device.

Point 175:

HEDGING: ‘it’ + linking verb + adjective + (‘that’) clause to make an assertion less direct.

Point 132:

‘be’ + ‘obvious/sure/likely/certain’ followed by a ‘that’-clause

iWeb division of the Ngrams for obvious|sure|likely|certain that


1 BE SURE THAT 78151

further collocates:
1 YOU 43641
2 CAN 25148

  Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Building Main Street, not Wall Street: Business and community loyalty is the same thing
It has been said, “Either you deal with reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.”

2 ‘M SURE THAT 23164
3 AM SURE THAT 22640
4 ARE SURE THAT 7938
5 WAS SURE THAT 4286


1 IS LIKELY THAT 39195

1 IT (PPH1 ) 40259
2 , (, ) 18977
3 THE (AT ) 11208
4 . (. ) 11200
5 WILL (VM ) 9023

  ForexLive
ECB’s Schnabel: It is likely that PEPP envelope will be used in full.
21 Jul 2020

2 ‘S LIKELY THAT 14898
3 WAS LIKELY THAT 1210
4 BE LIKELY THAT 426
5 ARE LIKELY THAT 108


1 BE CERTAIN THAT 10831
2 IS CERTAIN THAT 6006

3 AM CERTAIN THAT 4423

  pride source.com
Dave Coulter is the Right Choice for Oakland County Executive
I am certain that David Coulter will continue to bring people together and will progress our county forward, focusing on social and civil issues …
  MiBiz: West Michigan Business News
Haworth acquires Italian furniture maker, adds to Lifestyle …
I am certain that, in this way, we will reach exceptional levels of development and profitability.

4 ARE CERTAIN THAT 3516
5 WAS CERTAIN THAT 2408


1 IS OBVIOUS THAT 14586

2 ‘S OBVIOUS THAT 7046

  Daily Mail
Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa may have contributed to coronavirus spike
It’s obvious that the media´s concern about large gatherings begins and ends with Trump rallies,’ Murtaugh said.
  International Business Times UK
Celebs respond to Kanye West’s White House bid against …
It’s obvious that some people live in a bubble. It’s about time to burst it.

3 WAS OBVIOUS THAT 6793
4 BE OBVIOUS THAT 2539
5 BEEN OBVIOUS THAT 300



1 IT IS IMPORTANT THAT 74176
2 IT IS POSSIBLE THAT 53215
3 IT IS CLEAR THAT 48272
4 IT IS TRUE THAT 41177
5 IT IS LIKELY THAT 38377
6 IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT 20691
7 IT IS UNLIKELY THAT 17893


8 IT WAS CLEAR THAT 17581

  Washington Post
Netflix’s new hit ‘Indian Matchmaking’ misses the full story on arranged marriage
It was clear that many of those featured weren’t actually ready to get married, including Pradhyuman from Mumbai, who apparently rejected 150 …

9 IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT 16372
10 IT IS OBVIOUS THAT 14241
11 IT IS VITAL THAT 11381
12 IT BECAME CLEAR THAT 10788
13 IT IS EVIDENT THAT 9919
14 IT IS CRITICAL THAT 9821

15 IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT 7765

16 IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT 6686
17 IT IS INTERESTING THAT 6505
18 IT IS CRUCIAL THAT 6489
19 IT IS PROBABLE THAT 5614
20 IT BECOMES CLEAR THAT 5341


21 IT BECAME APPARENT THAT 5296

  Successful Farming
Starting an organic farm on a dare
From the beginning, it became apparent that Bill and Lesley needed help making all this magic happen. They decided to partner with farmers …

 

22 IT IS APPARENT THAT 5105
23 IT IS NECESSARY THAT 4591

24 IT SEEMS UNLIKELY THAT 4562

*It is quite clear that most BE verbs dominate these Ngrams.  Therefore we can alter our search to avoid them:

1 IT BECAME CLEAR THAT 10788
2 IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT 7765
3 IT BECOMES CLEAR THAT 5341
4 IT BECAME APPARENT THAT 5296
5 IT SEEMS UNLIKELY THAT 4562
6 IT SEEMS CLEAR THAT 3624
7 IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT 2426
8 IT BECOMES APPARENT THAT 2379
9 IT SEEMS OBVIOUS THAT 1587
10 IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT 1578
11 IT BECOMES OBVIOUS THAT 1374
12 IT SEEMS ODD THAT 1128
13 IT SEEMS STRANGE THAT 1060
14 IT SEEMS LOGICAL THAT 842
15 IT SEEMS PROBABLE THAT 753
16 IT BECOMES EVIDENT THAT 752
17 IT SEEMS POSSIBLE THAT 725
18 IT MAKES SURE THAT 589
19 IT SEEMS INEVITABLE THAT 559
20 IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT 552
21 IT SEEMS CERTAIN THAT 519
22 IT SEEMS REASONABLE THAT 432
23 IT SEEMS PLAUSIBLE THAT 405
24 IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE THAT 394
25 IT SEEMS APPROPRIATE THAT 319
26 IT SEEMS APPARENT THAT 301
27 IT SEEMS EVIDENT THAT 274
28 IT SEEMED CLEAR THAT 270
29 IT SEEMS INCREDIBLE THAT 254

30 IT REMAINS TRUE THAT 250

31 IT LOOKS LIKELY THAT 233

32 IT SEEMED UNLIKELY THAT 195
33 IT SEEMED LIKELY THAT 168
34 IT SEEMED OBVIOUS THAT 157
35 IT SEEMS DOUBTFUL THAT 148

36 IT APPEARS UNLIKELY THAT 144

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