it v-link a adj N that
it v-link a adj N thatThe noun follows introductory it, a link verb (usually be), the determiner a, and an adjective group, and is followed by a that-clause. The word that is sometimes omitted.
|it||link verb||a||adjective group||Noun||that-clause|
|It||'s||a||fair||bet||that the winners will progress to the final.|
Nouns with other meanings
Most nouns with this pattern refer to a thought. The most common adjectives used with each noun are given in the list. Thought is used with a variety of adjectives.
assumption (safe/fair/reasonable) bet (safe/fair) conclusion (foregone) guess (fair/reasonable) hypothesis (reasonable) idea (good) thought
Therefore, it is a fair assumption that the agenda of the debate had been set from the very beginning.
It is a fair bet that the winners will progress to the final.
It was a foregone conclusion that I would end up in the same business as my dad.
I think it's a good idea that there should be more research.
It is a happy thought that walking is still something lots of people love to spend their time doing.