Grammar Patterns

it v-link det N to-inf

Nouns with other meanings

There are a number of other nouns which have this pattern.
It was a risk to play him against Auxerre.
On New Year's Day, it's a tradition to give children envelopes filled with money to buy toys.
Exercise, experience, feeling, sight, and thing are always preceded by an adjective.
It is an unforgettable experience to live and study in the intellectual atmosphere of Heidelberg.
It was a fantastic feeling to win our third national title.
Surprise is sometimes used with the determiner no.
It was no surprise to find that he now administers a large school system up in Michigan.
  • achievement
  • exercise
  • experience
  • feeling
  • priority
  • responsibility
  • risk
  • sight
  • surprise
  • thing
  • tradition
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