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    Anticipatory IT'

    (1) - When a sentence having an introductory or anticipatory IT which occupies a real subject position is rephrased, the anticipatory IT disappears meaning (that) it was fiiling a syntactical subject space.

    (a) infinitive: It is nice to work with you.


    To work with you is nice.

    (b) ing-form: It is good seeing you.

    Seeing you is good.

    (c) finite clause: It is astonishing that he refused the offer.

    That he refused the offer is astonishing.


    (2) - When I repharse a sentence having an anticipatory IT occupying an object position, the anticipatory IT disappears too.

    (d) I find it imposible to tell him the true.

    I find to tell him the true is imposible.

    (e) I think it fair giving him another explanation.

    I think giving him another explanation is fair.

    (f) He got it into his head that we were all againg his proposal.

    He got that we were all against his proposal is into his head.

    (3) - How could I rephrase these sentences having the anticipatory IT as object too.?

    (g) I don't mind it when people talk loudly during a movie.

    (h) I can't stand it when a child screams in a restaurant.

    (i) It bothers me when a teacher forgets my name.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Anticipatory IT'

    The following rephrasings were suggested to me:


    (d) I find it imposible to tell him the true.


    I find telling him the true is impossible.


    (e) I think it fair to give him another explanation.


    I think giving him another explanation is fair.


    (f) I was told that this rephrasing is impossible.


    He got that we were all against his proposal is into his head.


    (i) It bothers me when a teacher forgets my name.


    A teacher forgetting my name bothers me.

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    Re: Anticipatory IT'

    I can't find a question here.

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    Re: Anticipatory IT'

    I think I have one Rover_KE.

    (f) He got it into his head that we were all againg his proposal.

    He got that we were all against his proposal into his head.

    (g) I don't mind it when people talk loudly during a movie.

    People talking loudly during a movie doesn't mind me.

    (i) It bothers me when a teacher forgets my name.

    A teacher forgetting my names bothers me.

    I still have difficulty rewwording this one:

    (h) I can't stand it when a child screams in a restaurant.

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    Re: Anticipatory IT'

    There is still no question in any of your three posts. Please make it clear what you are asking us to do or to comment on and write something that ends with a question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Anticipatory IT'

    emsr2d2

    I just want to know which of my rewordings or rephrasings are correct, and at the same time asking for your help in rephrasing or rewording the one which are not correct.

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    Re: Anticipatory IT'

    I find it imposible to tell him the true truth.
    I am not a teacher.

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