Grammar Patterns

General it as Object

5 V it n

The verb is followed by it and a noun group. The noun group is the Object Complement.
There are two verbs with this pattern. Call is used with a day and quits to indicate that someone stops doing something.
Maybe in ten years or so when I'm not winning any more I'll call it a day and retire.
The verb make is used when indicating or asking the time.
'What time d'you make it?' 'Thirteen past.'
The verb make is also used when indicating an amount. This pattern is V it amount.
She heard Sam ask, 'How many shots has she got left?' and Paul answer, 'I make it two.'
  • call
  • make
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