Grammar Patterns

it v-link ADJ when/if

it v-link ADJ when/if

The adjective group is preceded by introductory it and a link verb, and is followed by a clause beginning with when or if. This clause indicates a possible situation and the adjective indicates a judgement about that situation.
itlink verbAdjective groupwhen/if-clause
Itishorriblewhen your friends seem to be letting you down.
Itwould belovelyif there was more peace in the world.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'awful' groupThe 'frustrating' groupThe 'difficult' groupThe 'good' groupThe 'exciting' groupThe 'strange' groupAdjectives with other meanings

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