Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

2.1 it V to n that

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with to, and a that-clause. The prepositional phrase always indicates a human being. The prepositional phrase is the prepositional Object.
itVerb grouptonoun groupthat-clause
SubjectVerbprepositional ObjectClause
Itcametohimthat the car following him was the same one.
Itdidn't occurtohimthat he might win.
Itseemedtomethat there was absolutely no hope.
The word that is often omitted, as in the clause It seems to me you're lying.Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'seem' groupThe 'occur' groupVerbs with other meanings

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