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    Question Why exist pronouns "it" in this sentences?

    Please tell me why exist pronouns "it" in the sentences below ??

    Do you like it there?
    Are you enjoying it there?

    Or why do not "is" after "it" in this sentences.
    There is very confusing grammatical structure for me in this sentences.
    If my question seems strange and incomprehensible please just tell for each word why part of sentences it is.
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    Re: Why exist pronouns "it" in this sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by parallax View Post
    *Please tell me why exist pronouns "it" in the sentences below ??
    Please tell me why the pronoun "it" exists in the sentences below

    "Do you like it there?"
    "Are you enjoying it there?"
    "It" can mean a lot of things here. It can mean "living", "your stay", "the weather", "the people", etc. The questioner is giving the hearer a choice of what it is or isn't that the hearer likes about the place.

    In any case, you can't leave it out.

    * Or why do not "is" after "it" in this sentences.
    Or why is 'is' not after 'it' in this sentence?

    Do mean you, '"Do you like it is here?" and "Are you enjoying it is there?"'?
    They don't make sense.

    There is very confusing grammatical structure for me in this sentences.
    If my question seems strange and incomprehensible please just tell for each word why part of sentences it is.
    Your level of grammar is probably not yet to stage where you'd easily appreciate the answer.
    Why do you think "is" is necessary in those sentences?

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    Re: Why exist pronouns "it" in this sentences?

    Raymott has given you a very good explanation. Try to look at the "it" as a substitute for the noun or the -ing form, when used like a noun.

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    Re: Why exist pronouns "it" in this sentences?

    Thank you very much for answer! The explanation is more useful and comprehensive then which told me on my native language. Yes, I know English very bad but I think it will have changed after short time.

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