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    #1

    I like it when it rains.

    Are 1) and 2) models of senteces equally common? (with it and without it)

    1) I like it when it rains./He hates it when she's late.
    2) I like when it rains./ He hates when she is late.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: I like it when it rains.

    In BrE, #2 is not grammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I like it when it rains.

    As you're using them, both "like" and "hate" are transitive verbs. That means that you should use "it" in your sentences.

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    #4

    Re: I like it when it rains.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    In American English, one often hears something like: "I hate when you do that!"

    If your teacher asked you to analyze that sentence, then you would probably have to explain that the "it" has been deleted.

    Mona: I hate it.

    James: What do you hate?

    Mona: When you do that.

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    #5

    Re: I like it when it rains.

    I agree with James. The second versions are acceptable in AmE.

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