v it det N to-inf
The verb is either make, or a verb indicating that someone has a particular opinion, usually consider, feel, find, or think. Call, count, and deem occasionally have this pattern.This pattern is productive: many nouns have it occasionally, but only a few have it frequently.
v it det N to-infThe noun is preceded by a verb, it, and a determiner, and is followed by a to-infinitive clause.
|verb group||it||determiner||Noun||to-infinitive clause|
|I||made||it||my||mission||to track him down.|
|I||consider||it||a||privilege||to have been there.|
He'll make it his business to find out about you.
They have strict laws that make it a crime to reveal information about someone who has an account in a Panamanian bank.
The regime has made it a priority to build roads, schools and clinics in rural areas, where its support is strong.
The nouns that most frequently have this pattern with make are:
business crime felony goal habit job mission offence pleasure policy practice priority rule
My father was part of a generation of young men who felt it their duty to fight for the freedom of their land.
Many families now find it a struggle to provide the security and stability children need.
The nouns that most frequently have this pattern with opinion verbs are:
challenge duty privilege struggle