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    What is "it"

    Hello.

    I came across the following fragment:

    "Okay. What's the problem? Is it that I'm not going with you to the party?" (Laurel Osterkamp, Starring in the Movie of My life)

    I think the underlined "it" referes to "the problem." Am I correct?
    Please tell me your judgement.

    Ikarashi

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    Re: What is "it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikarashi View Post
    "Okay. What's the problem? Is it that I'm not going with you to the party?" (Laurel Osterkamp, Starring in the Movie of My life)

    I think the underlined "it" referes to "the problem." Am I correct?
    It could be. It could also be part of the construction that we discussed very recently here: Please tell me how to use "it is that" constructions

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