it v-link ADJ when/if
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'awful' groupThe 'frustrating' groupThe 'difficult' groupThe 'good' groupThe 'exciting' groupThe 'strange' groupAdjectives with other meanings
it v-link ADJ when/ifThe adjective group is preceded by introductory it and a link verb, and is followed by a clause beginning with when or if. This clause indicates a possible situation and the adjective indicates a judgement about that situation.
|it||link verb||Adjective group||when/if-clause|
|It||is||horrible||when your friends seem to be letting you down.|
|It||would be||lovely||if there was more peace in the world.|