Grammar Patterns

v it ADJ to-inf

The 'possible' and 'impossible' group

These adjectives indicate that an action is possible or impossible. They are used with verbs such as believe.
I no longer believe it possible to resolve that conflict from within this government.
Impossible occurs very frequently with find.
It may be that the patient will find it impossible to tell the truth, such is the nature of the illness.
These adjectives are also used with verbs such as make. Impossible and possible are used particularly frequently.
The combination of grimy glass and swirling mist made it impossible to see anything out of the side windows.
This canal will make it possible to let the drainage water from the agricultural area bypass the nature reserve.
  • feasible
  • impossible
  • impracticable
  • impractical
  • possible
  • practicable
  • practical
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