Cleft Sentence Clause Order

profundo

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English - England
Dear all,

The following statement is a simple sentence:

My dog loves eating watermelon.

This can be made into a pseudo-cleft sentence like so:

What my dog loves is eating watermelon.

My question is the following:

Is it possible to reverse the clauses? I.e. Eating watermelon is what my dog loves.

If so, is it still a cleft sentence? I know that the definition of a cleft sentence is that a one-clause sentence is divided in two, but does the order of the clauses matter?

Thanks in advance for any input.
 
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