Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

The 'hurt' group

These verbs indicate how someone feels about the event indicated by the that-clause.
Hundreds of people attended the wake and funeral. It helped that so many people cared. I felt stronger when people were around.
I have been wanting to write to you since day one. It hurts that you cannot see this.
The bigger the cost, the more it matters that the money should not be wasted.
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  • matter
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