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    make it difficult/impossible


    Reading a book, I came across a paragraph that reads:

    Mr. Seaborg said: " it was as though the Russian prime-minister had been looking for a weapon to use against Chinease criticism of his policies toward the USA and Kennedy had provided it (by his speech).
    Though the peaceful end of the Cold War makes it difficult to understand now, public opinion about communist dangers in the 50's and 60's made it almost imposiible for an American politician to make the sort of speech Kennedy gave.

    What does "it" refer to in the first and the second sentence of the second paragraph ?

    Could you find right substitutions for them in these cases ?


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    Re: make it difficult/impossible

    It doesn't really refer to anything. We often use make + it + adjective
    Last edited by Tdol; 24-Jan-2006 at 02:48.

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