Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

2.3 it V to n wh

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with to, and a wh-clause. The prepositional phrase always indicates a human being. The prepositional phrase is the prepositional Object.
itVerb grouptonoun groupwh-clause
SubjectVerbprepositional ObjectClause
Itcametomewhat Pop had forgotten.
Itdidn't mattertoherwhat happened to us.
Two of the verbs with this pattern indicate that an idea occurs to someone.
It occurred to me how truly blessed we are to live in a town that's just chock-full of so many interesting races, creeds and colors.
  • come
  • occur
  • There is one other verb with this pattern.
    It doesn't matter to them whether or not they sell your product.
  • matter
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