Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

3.2 it V prep to-inf

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase and a to-infinitive clause. The prepositional phrase is the prepositional Complement with be and come, and an Adjunct with accord.
itVerb groupprepositionnoun groupto-infinitive clause
SubjectVerbprepositional Complement/AdjunctClause
Itaccordswiththe public interestto prosecute.
Itisup tothemto stay competitive.
Verbs with this pattern have a variety of meanings.
If there are any surplus resources, it is not in the interests of the government to keep them.
It comes as no surprise to learn that the architect was an Aberdeen man, James Souttar.
  • accord
  • be
  • come
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