Grammar Patterns

General it as Subject

4 it V n

The verb is followed by a noun group. In the case of be and come, the noun group is the Complement; in the case of be blowing, it is the Object.
There are three verbs with this pattern.
It was four o'clock in the morning.
We get called out in all weathers - usually when it's blowing a gale.
When it came time to think about a new career path, he was at a loss.
  • be
  • be blowing
  • come
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