Grammar Patterns

it v-link det N -ing

it v-link det N -ing

The noun follows introductory it, a link verb (usually be), and the determiner a (or sometimes no), and is followed by an '-ing' clause.
itlink verbdeterminer Noun-ing clause
It'sa pleasuretalking to you.
Itwasarealproblemholding him back.
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'pleasure' groupThe 'pain' groupNouns with other meanings

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