Grammar Patterns

Graded and ungraded adjectives

Pattern 20: how ADJ it v-link that

The adjective follows how and is followed by introductory it, a link verb, and a that-clause. The that-clause refers to the fact or event that is being commented on.
Over the past year, I have discovered how important it is that we as parents choose our child's school very carefully.
How splendid it is that you are here.
Sometimes the that-clause comes directly after the adjective. This pattern is how ADJ that.
How wonderful that overseas visitors are so drawn to the great heritage of France.

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