- 1 Post By PlacidRan
- 1 Post By lauralie2
Allow someone to mistreat you, then defend them and take the blame yourself.
Example, “Dad is in a bad mood; he yelled at me. It’s my fault as I asked a stupid question.”
I would like to know the difference between "It(1)" and "It(2)"
1. It was yesterday that I met his sister.
2. It’s my fault as I asked a stupid question.
1) It was yesterday that I met his sister.
In here "it" is used as the impersonal subject of the verb to be, esp. to refer to time, distance, or the weather.
2) It’s my fault as I asked a stupid question.
It's is a contraction of it is. In here "it" is used to represent a person or animal understood, previously mentioned, or about to be mentioned whose gender is unknown or disregarded.
What or who is the person or animal? It seems like a similar use of "It" to sentence 1.
Originally Posted by PlacidRan
It refers to the clause he yelled at me:
Originally Posted by “Dad is in a bad mood; he yelled at me. It’s my fault as I asked a stupid question.”
That he yelled at me is my fault ... .
Yes, you are right that the word "it" is used in different way to in sentence 1. I missed the example sentence in the original post, but mostly I was just pointing out that the word "it" was not referring to any "person or animal".
Originally Posted by lauralie2
I agree. I liked your post.
Originally Posted by Munch
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