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When can we use the pronoun "it" with human?
I have some answers of that but I'm still confused.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
But when someone is answering the phone or knocking on the door, and after hereing his/her voice, we still asking them "who is it?" and he/she will reply "it is me".
In other cases if someone asking for example "who did this?"
The replay sometimes comes "it is you" or "it is my son"
It refers to human in all above examples
'Somebody's ringing the doorbell; go and see who it is.'
EDIT: Cross-posted with the above.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Aug-2013 at 08:07.
The answer that I have is:
We use it with human how does the action is someone unknown to us at the moment of speaking, even if we already know that person, but we don't know that he is the one who dose or did the action.
but I'm not sure if it is a correct grammar or not
Last edited by ISMA3EEL; 16-Aug-2013 at 08:24.
We use pronoun "it" with any part of human body (heart, brain, skeleton, soul …etc.) in fact we refer by pronoun "it" to the person humanity not to that person body.
I'm not sure abut this information.
When I hear some noise and want to know what has happened I'm referring to 'the reason for the noise I have heard' which clearly should be 'it'.
By the same token, when somebody answers my question, he or she refers to something that produced that noise. It could be a person but it could equally be practically anything - animals, falling objects, wind... whatever... ghosts