Grammar Patterns

it v-link det N to-inf

The 'relief' group

These nouns are used to indicate that someone finds an action or experience enjoyable or pleasing in some way.
It's an honour to meet you.
It was a relief to discover that others had felt like this.
It was a great thrill to see that game.
  • change
  • comfort
  • delight
  • honour
  • joy
  • pleasure
  • privilege
  • relief
  • thrill
  • treat
  • All these nouns sometimes have a prepositional phrase beginning with for after them, before the to-infinitive clause. This pattern is it v-link det N for n to-inf.
    It was a real privilege for us all to meet such a distinguished old British soldier.

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