Grammar Patterns

v it ADJ for n to-inf

v it ADJ for n to-inf

The adjective group follows a verb and introductory it, and is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of for and a noun group, and a to-infinitive clause. This pattern occurs when an adjective with the pattern it v-link ADJ for n to-inf follows a verb with the pattern V n adj.The verbs that are used in this pattern sequence are either like believe or like make. Verbs of the believe type are less frequently used in this pattern. None of the adjectives listed below is particular frequent with the believe verbs, but the lists give an idea of the range of adjectives used. Verbs such as make are more frequently used in this pattern and are used with a more restricted set of adjectives.
 verb groupitAdjective groupfornoun groupto-infinitive clause
The star systemmakesiteasyforreadersto check value.
Mikethoughtitsillyformeto wait in the car.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'inappropriate' groupThe 'odd' groupThe 'right' groupThe 'possible' groupThe 'difficult' groupThe 'necessary' groupThe 'expensive' groupThe 'illegal' group

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