Grammar Patterns

it v-link ADJ of n that

it v-link ADJ of n that

The adjective group follows introductory it and a link verb, and is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with of and a that-clause.
itlink verbAdjective groupofnoun groupthat-clause
ItwastypicalofLivythat she had telephoned.
The adjectives with this pattern indicate that an action or situation is typical of someone.
It was characteristic of her that she always preferred to draw on the original writings of her chosen subjects rather than those of critics.
  • characteristic
  • typical
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