Grammatica

Introductory it as Object

The 'arrange' group

These verbs are concerned with plans and arrangements. They are usually used in the passive. The passive pattern is it be V-ed that, where it is the Subject of the clause.
It was arranged that I should go along to the inn to see him.
It was piecework, and she had a family to keep alive; and stern and ruthless economic laws had arranged it that she could only do this by working as she did.
It is planned that these hostages will be released in phases over three months up to late March.
These verbs also have the pattern V it so that.
The League arranged it so that all games were played before the Cup final.
She spends nine months researching, drafting, and writing the final copy. She tries to plan it so that a title will be finished by July in time for the school holidays.
  • arrange (usu passive)
  • plan (usu passive)
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