Grammar Patterns

General it as Subject

5 it V to n

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of to and a noun group. The prepositional phrase is the prepositional Object.
Two senses of the verb get have this pattern.
It got to the point where we just couldn't bear to be in the same room as each other.
Then it got to 3.30, 4.30. Eventually at 6 o'clock my eldest son was getting fidgety.
There is one phrasal verb with this pattern, come down. The pattern is it V P to n/wh.
It comes down to business. I'd love to play but I have too many commitments.
At the end of the day it comes down to whether you are delivering your product to the customer at the right price at the right time.
  • get
  • come down
  • The verb get also has the pattern it V towards n.
    It was getting towards evening when we got back.

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