It as the object of a verb Where it refers to a clause later in the sentence I love it that my parents are always supportive of me. I hate it that he works late.
verb + it + when We all hate it when we lose. He loves it when you call him Jerry. He can’t stand it when people push him in line.
verb + it + adjective + infinitive with to I find it difficult to cope with losing. I find it hard to accept that she’s leaving.
Careful with the use of it If the subject of the verb is a noun you CAN’T use it – Their fears were completely unfounded. – It was completely unfounded their fears.
Common expressions with “it” It’s no wonder… It’s no use… It’s no good… It’s no coincidence…
Exercise #7 1.It astonishes me that we only had two applicants. 2.It’s strange that she refused a promotion. 3.It won’t be easy to get this one finished on time. 4.It means a lot to me to have a good working relationship with someone. 5.It’s obvious that we need people with more experience.
Exercise #8 1.I prefer it when people shake my hand upon meeting me. 2.I can’t bear it when the bus leaves earlier than the scheduled time and I’m late to work. 3.I find it easy to read on the metro. 4.My student’s don’t consider it impolite to chew gum in school. 5.My students always enjoy it when I play games with them. 6.He would love it if you called him.