Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Object

3.3 V it as n/adj when/if

The verb is followed by it, a prepositional phrase which consists of as and a noun group or adjective group, and a clause beginning with when or if.
Verbs with this pattern are concerned with how someone sees or interprets a situation or possible situation. These verbs have no equivalent passive pattern.
I take it as a compliment when people call me aggressive.
The public expect us to have three finalists in every championship and view it as abnormal when we don't.
  • regard
  • see
  • take
  • view
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