Grammatica

it v-link a adj N that

it v-link a adj N that

The noun follows introductory it, a link verb (usually be), the determiner a, and an adjective group, and is followed by a that-clause. The word that is sometimes omitted.
itlink verbaadjective groupNounthat-clause
It'safairbetthat the winners will progress to the final.
Most nouns with this pattern refer to a thought. The most common adjectives used with each noun are given in the list. Thought is used with a variety of adjectives.
Therefore, it is a fair assumption that the agenda of the debate had been set from the very beginning.
It is a fair bet that the winners will progress to the final.
It was a foregone conclusion that I would end up in the same business as my dad.
I think it's a good idea that there should be more research.
It is a happy thought that walking is still something lots of people love to spend their time doing.
  • assumption (safe/fair/reasonable)
  • bet (safe/fair)
  • conclusion (foregone)
  • guess (fair/reasonable)
  • hypothesis (reasonable)
  • idea (good)
  • thought
  • Nouns with other meanings

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