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    Question Is "it" necessary?

    When is your birthday? or When is it your birthday? The same happens with What day is today? or What day is it today?
    Could anyone explain it to me?
    Thanks

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    Re: Is "it" necessary?

    What I know for sure is that the "it" is unnecessary in both sentences.


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    Re: Is "it" necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by neskati
    When is your birthday? or When is it your birthday? The same happens with What day is today? or What day is it today?
    Could anyone explain it to me?
    Thanks
    In addition,

    'today' is a singular noun, and singular nouns are often replaced by a pronoun:

    What day is today? (noun)
    What day is it? (pronoun)

    'today' also functions as an adverb, telling us when:

    Max: What day is it?
    Sam: When?
    Max: What day it is, today? (modification)
    Max: Today, what day is it? (modification)

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