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Yes, it is grammatical. The complement of the copula ('they') is fronted for emphasis. It can be used with other pronountspronouns ("He it was... "), and equally with names ("John it was who ... ") but I think it is less common with other kinds of noun phrase.

Yes, it is grammatical. The complement of the copula ('they') is fronted for emphasis. It can be used with other pronounts ("He it was... "), and equally with names ("John it was who ... ") but I think it is less common with other kinds of noun phrase.

Yes, it is grammatical. The complement of the copula ('they') is fronted for emphasis. It can be used with other pronouns ("He it was... "), and equally with names ("John it was who ... ") but I think it is less common with other kinds of noun phrase.

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Yes, it is grammatical. The complement of the copula ('they') is fronted for emphasis. It can be used with other pronounts ("He it was... "), and equally with names ("John it was who ... ") but I think it is less common with other kinds of noun phrase.