Grammar Patterns

it v-link ADJ that

it v-link ADJ that

The adjective group follows introductory it and a link verb, and is followed by a that-clause. The word that is sometimes omitted.
itlink verbAdjective groupthat-clause
Itseemedlikelythat the trip would be cancelled.
Itwasoddthat such a town had such a view.
Itisplaina mistake has been made.
It'sridiculousyou should drive all that way.
Itisvitalyou listen to the advice of your doctor.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'likely' groupThe 'obvious' groupThe 'marvellous' groupThe 'awful' groupThe 'important' and 'necessary' groupThe 'interesting' and 'surprising' groupThe 'relevant' groupAdjectives with other meanings

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