Grammar Patterns

Introductory it as Subject

6.5 it V adj -ing

The verb is followed by an adjective group and an '-ing' clause. The adjective group is the Complement.
itVerbadjective group'-ing' clause
Subjectverb groupComplementClause
Itgetsvery boringtalking about racing all the time.
Itseemedso dramaticcalling at this hour.
These verbs are used when describing something you do or might do. They are all link verbs (see Chapter 5).
It is worthwhile spending time reading biographies and articles about important and powerful people.
It feels wrong having a physical relationship with someone you can't talk to.
  • be
  • feel
  • get
  • look
  • seem
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