Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

The 'amuse' and 'irritate' group

These verbs are concerned with how a situation makes someone feel. The noun group always indicates a human being.
When I was still innocent, it amused me when my father joked about men who trade in their 41-year-old wives for two 20-year-olds.
It irritates me when I'm asked to do things that are not part of my job.
It always pleases me when guests compliment me on the look of my food.
Sometimes it scares me when I think people may recognise me and that one day my past could catch up with me.
It wouldn't worry me if he came to my house, but I don't know if I would go out of my way to ask him.
  • amaze
  • amuse
  • annoy
  • beat
  • bother
  • bug
  • concern
  • hurt
  • irritate
  • kill
  • pain
  • please
  • puzzle
  • sadden
  • scare
  • surprise
  • upset
  • worry
  • In addition, the phrase break someone's heart has this pattern.
    It breaks my heart when I see this fighting on the news, knowing that there is not a damn thing I can do to stop it.

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