Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: It

  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Sep 2006
    • Posts: 575


    I would like to know the meaning of "it" grammatically.
    Itís as if I were walking on air.

  2. JohnParis's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Retired Academic
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 773

    Re: It

    "It" is a pronoun.
    A pronoun is a word that can function by itself as a noun phrase and that refers either to the participants in the discourse (e.g., I, you) or to someone or something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse (e.g., she, it, this).
    In your example, "it's" is a contraction (a shortened form of a word or group of words, with the missing letters usually marked by an apostrophe). Here, "it's" is a contraction of "it is." It is as if I were walking on air.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts