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  1. Banned
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    Awkward Grammar Structure (pleonastic object)

    Hello, could anyone give me a hand on this sentence?
    [...] so they do not find it inconvenient to weigh in ounces, pounds and stones; measure in inches.

    Hasn't the pronoun 'it'' already satisfied the verb ''to find''? Why there is a complement?

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    Re: Awkward Grammar Structure (pleonastic object)

    Where's the pleonasm? I don't get your question, I'm afraid.

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    Re: Awkward Grammar Structure (pleonastic object)

    The 'it' is the so-called 'impersonal it'. In this sentence it stands for 'the fact that weighing in ounces, pounds and stones is inconvenient'.

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