Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

Pattern group 3: it V prep clause

Patterns in which the preposition is to and the prepositional phrase indicates a human being have been described in Pattern group 2 above. Here we describe the patterns which contain other prepositional phrases.There are two patterns in this group, each consisting of it, the verb, a prepositional phrase, and a type of clause:
    3.1 it V prep that
    It came to light that he had not been telling the truth.
    3.2 it V prep to-inf
    It was up to me to decide what to do.

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