Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

5.3 it V n wh

The verb is followed by a noun group and a wh-clause. The noun group is the Complement in group 1, and the Object in groups 2, 3, and 4.
itVerb groupnoun groupwh-clause
SubjectVerbComplementClause
Itisa mysteryhow they do that.
Itremainsa puzzlewhy these evils have gone unnoticed.
itVerb groupnoun groupwh-clause
SubjectVerbObjectClause
Itdoesn't bothermewhether you agree with me.
Itworriesmewhat the future holds.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'be' groupThe 'amaze' and 'sadden' groupThe 'strike' group

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