It was lack of money, not of effort, that defeated their plan.
It was more in sorrow than in anger that he criticized his former colleague.
It is the protection for the trees that really matters, rather than how many trees are planted.
As far as he’s concerned, it’s not doing something wrong that matters, but not being caught doing something wrong,
(1) It is not who is right but what is right _______ is of importance.
A. which B. it C. that D. this
答案为C。此题考查it is…that…这一强调句式，被强调的是not who is right but what is right，全句意为：重要的不是谁是对的，而是什么才是对的。
有时考查not…but…的同义结构…rather than…与强调结构的综合 运用。如：
(2) It is what you do rather than what you say _______matters
A. that B. what C. which D. this
答案为A。被强调成分为what you do rather than what you say，全句意为：重要的是看你怎 么做，而不是看你怎么说。