Grammar Patterns

General it as Object

11 V prep it

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase ending in it. The preposition that comes after each verb is indicated in the list.
 Verb groupprepositionit
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
 Snapout ofit!
Verbs with this pattern have a variety of meanings.
If anyone can do this range of distances, this man can. He should go for it while he's at the right age.
Did he actually say, 'Just give me five years and we'll be rolling in it'?
We'll have to step on it to get to Winchester by eight.
The verb wait is used only in the imperative.
It was a 10-second advertisement for a new magazine about feelings and emotions, which was called, wait for it, 'Let's Share'.
There is one phrasal verb with this pattern. Its pattern is V P from it all.
It is a favorite retreat of power brokers and glitterati who want to get away from it all.
  • go (for it)
  • keep (at it)
  • be rolling (in it)
  • run (for it)
  • snap (out of it)
  • step (on it)
  • wait (for it)
  • get away (from it all)
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