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Use 是 ... 的 shi ... de when an element of the sentence is more important than the verb:

我是从英国来的。 Wǒ shì cóng Yīngguó lái de.
‘I’m from the UK.’

我是坐飞机来的。 Wǒ shì zuòfēijī lái de.
‘I came here by air.’

她这样做是不得已的。 Tā zhèyàng zuò shì bùdéyǐ de.
‘She was forced to do this.’

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