Grammar Patterns

v it ADJ to-inf

v it ADJ to-inf

The adjective group follows a verb and introductory it, and is followed by a to-infinitive clause. This pattern occurs when an adjective with the pattern it v-link ADJ to-inf follows a verb with the pattern V n adj. We list below the adjectives that most frequently occur in this pattern.The verbs that are used with this pattern belong to two types: the believe type (believe, consider, deem, feel, find, judge, and think), and the make type (make and render, where the Subject is an event or situation).
 verb groupitAdjective groupto-infinitive clause
Theyfinditannoyingto stand in a queue all day.
Iconsiderittastelessto use such material.
The passive pattern is it be v-ed ADJ to-inf.Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'good' groupThe 'wrong' groupThe 'interesting' groupThe 'wise' groupThe 'hypocritical' groupThe 'easy' and 'difficult' groupThe 'natural' and 'odd' groupThe 'important' groupThe 'possible' and 'impossible' groupThe 'illegal' groupThe 'cheap' group

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