Grammar Patterns

it v-link ADJ for n to-inf

it v-link ADJ for n to-inf

The adjective group follows introductory it and a link verb, and is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with for and a to-infinitive clause. The person or thing indicated by the noun group is responsible for the action indicated in the to-infinitive clause.
itverb groupAdjective groupfornoun groupto-infinitive clause
Itiscostlyforrivalsto compete.
Itwasfashionableforthe richto eat white flour.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'ludicrous' groupThe 'nice' groupThe 'easy' and 'dangerous' groupThe 'normal' and 'rare' groupThe 'necessary' and 'important' groupThe 'possible' groupThe 'enough' group

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