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When can "it" be omitted?
I found this sentence in a newspaper article:
As has happened with most cancers in the nation’s 40-year war on cancer, progress on glioblastomas has been incremental.
The subject "it" in "As has happened..." is omitted.
My question is: Why is the subject "it" omitted? Or when can I leave it out?
Re: When can "it" be omitted?
The word "as" beginning the sentence is a pronoun that means "that'; "which"; or "that which." The word "it" would not -cannot - be the subject of this sentence, which is good English.
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