Introductory it as Object

The 'call' group

Verbs with this pattern are concerned with how someone evaluates or judges an action or state. We include here declare and rule, which involve someone in authority making an official statement, often that something is illegal.
The Senator calls it wasteful to give free immunizations to those who can afford to pay.
His last campaign was to oppose a court decision that declared it illegal to fly the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol.
They deem it more important to privatise state property quickly than to settle in advance the details of a market economy.
He suspected that Samantha had attended such parties previously and had not felt it necessary to tell him.
Most people find it hard to understand how living with one's own children could be lonely.
She dodged into the nearest toilet and remained there until she judged it safe to emerge.
Courts in Scotland ruled it illegal to clamp a car parked on private ground and then to demand a fine.
The passive pattern is it be V-ed adj to-inf, where it is the Subject of the clause.
An official source said 'It has been felt necessary to remove the five secretaries in order to maintain administrative discipline.'
  • believe
  • call
  • consider
  • declare
  • deem
  • feel
  • find
  • judge
  • rule
  • think
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