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I am in a dilemma about whether the sentences are correct. Any tips about this would be welcome.

  1. What made us upset was that you did not come in time for our meeting.
  2. It is you did not come in time for our meeting that made us upset.
  3. What we find a good habit is that you came in time for a meeting.
  4. It is you come in time for a meeting that we find a good habit.
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  • (2) and (4) are not correct. After it is you need the fact that you.... Also, (2) would be better with it was, since the people were made upset in the past. – Kate Bunting Dec 22 '20 at 11:11
  • Is it possible for me to use "your coming..." after "it is ..." ? – Marek Dec 23 '20 at 10:48
  • Yes, that would be fine. – Kate Bunting Dec 23 '20 at 12:01
  • But, how to emphasize the object compliment. If "It is to sing that he wants me." is correct ? – Marek Dec 23 '20 at 12:56
  • It's grammatical, but not at all idiomatic. We would normally say "He wants me to sing, not to dance". – Kate Bunting Dec 23 '20 at 13:06

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