it was... that/when

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sunyaer, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. sunyaer Senior Member

    Chinese
    "It was two years ago that I received this gift for my birthday."

    Could "that" be replaced with "when"?
     
  2. dreamlike

    dreamlike Senior Member

    Poland
    Polish
    I'd stick with "that". I could use "when" but then I'd have to write something to this effect:

    It was two years ago, when I received this gift for my birthday, that I realised how much he loves me. :D
    (I'm not sure about the punctuation).
     

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