Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

5.1 it V n that

The verb is followed by a noun group and a that-clause. The noun group is the Complement in group 1, and the Object in groups 2 and 3.
itVerb groupnoun groupthat-clause
SubjectVerbComplementClause
Itisa shamethat the press ignored these events.
Itbecamea rulethat visitors could not leave their cars.
itVerb groupnoun groupthat-clause
SubjectVerbObjectClause
Itbotheredherthat he hadn't asked for her.
Ithitmethat I was going off on my own.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'be' groupThe 'annoy' and 'please' groupThe 'strike' group

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