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  1. beachboy's Avatar
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    #1

    IT instead of YOU/I

    "How does IT feel to be one of the beautiful people?"
    "IT feels so right now, hold me tight"
    Why IT? Can I rephrase these sentences using You or I, instead of it, without a change in meaning? Would it sound as natural?
    Last edited by beachboy; 02-Oct-2010 at 14:28.

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    #2

    Re: IT instead of YOU/I

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Hello,
    I believe that when you say "How does it feel...", it's similar to "How is the feeling...".
    How does it feel to be a hero?
    How is the feeling to be a hero?


    I'm not 100% sure if native speakers talk that way, but I don't see a problem here.

    Probably it's: How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?
    Maybe you could also ask, "How does it feel to belong to the beautiful people?"
    (However, I don't say your version is wrong yet I'm not really sure. )

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: IT instead of YOU/I

    Yes, itīs ONE of the .... Iīve corrected it. Thanks

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    #4

    Re: IT instead of YOU/I

    It = the situation.

    How does it feel to... is very common.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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