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IMPERSONAL IT
“IT” is used to replace a clause or phrase at the
the beginning of a sentences :

=>When an INFINITIVE is a subject of a sentence, we
usually begin the sentence with “it” and put infinitive
later.

For examples:
It is easy to criticize.  =  To criticize is easy.
It is better to be early. = To be early is better.

=>When a GERUND as a subject of a sentence, we usually begin
the sentence with “it” and put gerund later.

For examples:
It is easy talking. = Talking is easy.
It is difficult answering your questions. = Answering your questions is difficult.

=>”iT” can be used similarly when the subject of a
sentence is a clause.

It would be possible to say:
That he has not returned is  strange.
That prices will go up is certain.
What he said yesterday is right.
What she explained two days ago is clear.

It is strange that he has not returned.
It is certain that prices will go up.
It is right What he said yesterday.
It is clear What she explained two days ago.

=>”It” is also used to express TIME:=>
1>.It is 7 o’clock.
2>.It is Sunday.
3>.It is August.
4>.It is 2008.
5>.It’s holiday.
6>.It is Romadan day.

=>”it” is also used to express “DISTANCE”:=>
1>.It is 90 kms from here to Malang.
2> It is about 1000 kms from here to Jakarta.

=>”it” is used to express “WEATHER”:=>

1>.It is raining.
2>.It is windy.
3>.It is hot.
4>.It is cold.
5>.It is winter, summer. spring, autumn.
6.It is snowing.

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