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  1. Newbie
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    • Join Date: Nov 2009
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    Use of the pronoun "it"

    I am wondering what "it" refers to in this sentence.

    I hate it when I am teased by my brother.

    Why is it used?

  2. DougLewis's Avatar

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
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    Re: Use of the pronoun "it"

    "It" refers to the "thing" being cited.

    In this case the situation of being teased.

    Better would be to say "I hate it when...."

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