it v-link ADJ for n to-inf
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'ludicrous' groupThe 'nice' groupThe 'easy' and 'dangerous' groupThe 'normal' and 'rare' groupThe 'necessary' and 'important' groupThe 'possible' groupThe 'enough' group
it v-link ADJ for n to-infThe adjective group follows introductory it and a link verb, and is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with for and a to-infinitive clause. The person or thing indicated by the noun group is responsible for the action indicated in the to-infinitive clause.
|it||verb group||Adjective group||for||noun group||to-infinitive clause|
|It||was||fashionable||for||the rich||to eat white flour.|