Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Object

The 'love' and 'hate' group

These verbs indicate how a situation makes someone feel or react. These verbs have no equivalent passive pattern.
I really appreciate it that you raised me all these years in such a warm and happy family.
I hate it that you can paint contentedly while I'm feeling restless and bored.
One of his major attractions was that he took charge. She loved it that he made all the decisions.
I can't stand it that he wears a Sea World tee shirt!
  • appreciate
  • (cannot) bear
  • hate
  • like
  • love
  • resent
  • (cannot) stand
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