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    #1

    it ... when

    "It is all deliciously ironic when you consider that Shakespeare, who earns their living, was himself an actor with a beard and did his share of noise-making." Here it refers to the that clause. (1) Is that so? But there is another one.

    " It is a bit confusing when Savant answers such queries as ..."(2) If we think here it refers to the situation or time ,how can the situation or time is confusing, I cannot understand it. I think it may be the situation or time made Savant confused or the queries are confusing. But I would be confused it " it " referred to the queries, why not use " they are" instead? (3)By the way , please compare the two ones.
    Glad to hear your teaching.
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    #2

    Re: it ... when

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    "It is all deliciously ironic when you consider that Shakespeare, who earns their living, was himself an actor with a beard and did his share of noise-making." Here it refers to the that clause. (1) Is that so? But there is another one.

    " It is a bit confusing when Savant answers such queries as ..."(2) If we think here it refers to the situation or time ,how can the situation or time is confusing, I cannot understand it. I think it may be the situation or time made Savant confused or the queries are confusing. But I would be confused it " it " referred to the queries, why not use " they are" instead? (3)By the way , please compare the two ones.
    Glad to hear your teaching.
    Thanks!
    All of that means nothing at all to me.

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    #3

    Re: it ... when

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    All of that means nothing at all to me.
    You are not alone.
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-Apr-2012 at 21:00. Reason: typo

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