Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Object

Pattern group 3: V it as n/adj clause

There are three patterns in this group, each consisting of the verb, it, a prepositional phrase which consists of as and a noun group or an adjective group, and a type of clause:
    3.1 V it as n/adj that
    He regards it as significant that the Government is suggesting cuts.
    3.2 V it as n/adj to-inf
    They accept it as their responsibility to educate the public.
    3.3 V it as n/adj when/if
    He would take it as an insult if I left.

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