Grammar Patterns

General it as Subject

2 it V adj

The verb is followed by an adjective group.
itVerb groupadjective group
SubjectVerbComplement
Itwasvery windy.
Most of the verbs with this pattern are used when indicating what the weather, the temperature, or the light is like.
It was chilly, and he was glad of coat and scarf.
It was hot and stuffy in the classroom even though two of the windows at the back had been opened.
We arrived just as it was getting dark.
There is one phrasal verb with this pattern, turn out. The pattern is it V P adj. The adjective is usually nice.
If we forecast bad weather and it turns out nice, nobody accuses us of getting it wrong.
One verb, get 1.15, is used with the adjective late.
Well, it's getting late. I guess your wife will be wondering where you are.
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