v it as ADJ to-inf
A variety of adjectives occur in this pattern, though none is used particularly frequently. They belong to the following meaning groups:The 'worthwhile' groupThe 'immoral' groupThe 'critical' groupThe 'odd' group
v it as ADJ to-infThe adjective group follows a verb, introductory it, and the preposition as, 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 as adj. We list below the adjectives that most frequently occur in this pattern.The verbs that are most frequently used in this pattern sequence are regard, see, and view. Define and describe are also used.
|verb group||it||as||Adjective group||to-infinitive clause|
|They||would regard||it||as||risky||to test the currency.|
|He||saw||it||as||useful||to sell books.|