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    Empty subject

    I would like to find out how we define an "Empty Subject" in linguistic and what it means exactly . I have one more question which is whether "very fond of her husband's best friend " is an adjective phrase. I would be grateful for any help concerning these two.

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    Re: Empty subject

    If I say 'it's raining' can you tell me what the pronouns refers to? It's basically here for grammatical reasons rather than having any real reference. The same would be true for 'there's a clock on the wall'.


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    Re: Empty subject

    Thank you TDOL for your precious assistance and explanation based on examples. It is good to find someone who a lot about linguistic terminology. Thank you once again

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    Re: Empty subject

    You're welcome, Greg.


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    Re: Empty subject

    Is this the same in the following sentence:

    It was crowded in the market

    i.e. IT is an empty subject?

    And are there any strict rules for using empty subjects?

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