v it as ADJ that
The passive pattern is it be v-ed as ADJ that.The verbs that occur most frequently with this pattern are accept, claim, describe, hold, recognize, regard, see, take, and view.
v it as ADJ thatThe adjective group follows a verb, introductory it, and the preposition as, and is followed by a that-clause. This pattern occurs when a verb which has the pattern V n as adj is followed by an adjective which has the pattern it v-link ADJ that.
|verb group||it||as||Adjective group||that-clause|
|Dealers||see||it||as||unlikely||that Kingfisher can keep its independence.|
This pattern is productive: many adjectives that have the pattern it v-link ADJ that are used in this way. We list below the adjectives that are most frequently used in this way.
axiomatic essential inevitable ironic normal significant unlikely
Politicians take it as axiomatic that nobody votes for higher taxes.
I regarded it as essential that the talks I was due to have with the President should be a success.
It's seen as ironic that after having said he was the only person who could hold the country together, he is now trying to create a federation.
When water was a state industry, we saw it as normal that we should be asked to economise in hot weather.