Grammar Patterns

Chapter 9 Verb Patterns with it

Chapter 9 Verb Patterns with itIn this chapter we describe verb patterns in which the Subject or Object is always the word it. In these patterns it has two basic uses. It may function as a 'dummy' Subject or Object pointing forward to a clause somewhere else in the sentence, in which case we call it introductory it. Or it may refer vaguely to a general situation, and not point anywhere else in the sentence. In this case we call it general it. This chapter contains:
    Introductory it as Subject
    Introductory it as Object
    General it as Subject
    General it as Object
Introductory it as SubjectIntroductory it as ObjectGeneral it as SubjectGeneral it as Object

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