Introductory it as Subject
2.1 it V to n thatThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with to, and a that-clause. The prepositional phrase always indicates a human being. The prepositional phrase is the prepositional Object.
The word that is often omitted, as in the clause It seems to me you're lying.Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'seem' groupThe 'occur' groupVerbs with other meanings
|it||Verb group||to||noun group||that-clause|
|It||came||to||him||that the car following him was the same one.|
|It||didn't occur||to||him||that he might win.|
|It||seemed||to||me||that there was absolutely no hope.|