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Introductory "it"

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  1. 1. It: introductory subject Introduction and Practice
  2. 2. adjective noun + to infinitive object adjective noun + that clause object
  3. 3. adjective + to adjective + that infinitive clause • It is nice to talk to you. • It’s likely that we’ll be a • It is important to book in little late. advance. • It’s surprinsing that he • It was nice of you to has won the competition. phone. • It’s exciting when a baby • It was difficult to find a starts talking. ticket for the concert.
  4. 4. noun + to infinitive noun + that clause • It’s a pity to see so much • It’s was a pity that you violence in the news. didn’t remember. • It’s a pain to have to do • It was a shame that he the ironing every Monday. was shown a red card.
  5. 5. object + to object + that infinitive clause • It upsets me to hear • It surprised me that he people arguing all the didn’t pass the driving time. test. • It shocked us to hear that • It shocked us that they they’re getting married. didn’t say sorry.
  6. 6. It: introductory object Introduction and Practice
  7. 7. find/think/make + find/think/make + to infinitive that clause • I find it difficult to talk to • I find it strange that she you. hasn’t written. • I thought it ridiculous to • I think it ridiculous that see Halloween costumes pet owners buy costumes for Pets. for their pets. • So many injuries made it • He made it clear that he impossible to win the didn’t want to come. match. “It” here is followed by an adjective! INCORRECT: *”I find ridiculous that…”
  8. 8. would love/appreciate it if... hate/like... it when • I would love it if they • I like it when she arrives could come to the dinner. early. • I would appreciate it if • I hate it when people you told me in advance. smoke in my house.
  9. 9. Practice Make true sentences about yourself.
  10. 10. IT: INTRODUCTORY SUBJECT 1. It is exciting when... 2. It’s essential that... 3. It upsets me to... 4. It’s is frustrating when... 5. It’s a pain to...
  11. 11. IT: INTRODUCTORY OBJECTY 1. When I was a child, I found it surprising that... 2. I find it sad that... 3. I consider it a privilege to... 4. My parents always made it clear that...

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