Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Object

4.3 V it n when/if

The verb is followed by it, a noun group, and a clause beginning with when or if.
Most of the verbs with this pattern are concerned with how someone evaluates or judges a situation or possible situation.
I would consider it a favour if you would ask me home again next weekend.
She said she would not find it a problem if she never appeared on TV again.
The passive pattern is it be V-ed n when/if, where it is the Subject of the clause.
The prime minister said it would be considered a bonus if the link was operational in time for the World Cup but the government would not pay extra to accelerate the construction.
  • consider
  • find
  • think
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