Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

Pattern group 1: it V clause

There are five patterns in this group, each consisting of it, the verb, and a type of clause:
    1.1 it V that
    It seemed that I was right.
    1.2 it V to-inf
    It helps to talk.
    1.3 it V wh
    It doesn't matter what you think.
    1.4 it V when/if
    It hurts when you forget to write.
    1.5 it V as if/as though/like
    It sounds as if they made a dreadful mistake.

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