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    it's good gravy

    1) It's good gravy today.

    This was said in episode 13 of season 3 of The Sopranos.

    Tony's uncle is eating in the restaurant. Tony walks in, talks to someone and then goes sits beside his uncle, who is finishing his meal. The uncle wants to recommend the gravy. He points to it and says: 'It's good gravy today.'

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    The sentence is supposed to mean: The gravy is good today. But is it natural? What does 'it' stand for? 'The gravy'?
    It (the gravy) is good gravy today.

    Or is it just the 'it' we have in 'It's warm today'?

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    Re: it's good gravy

    Yes, it's natural.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: it's good gravy

    "It" refers to gravy. You need to know that many Italians refer to spaghetti sauce as gravy.

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    Re: it's good gravy

    Thank you both very much.

    Actually, I think this time it really was gravy.

    So 'it' is 'the gravy' and not the same thing as the 'it' in 'it is warm', right?

    Gratefully,
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    Re: it's good gravy

    Right.

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    Re: it's good gravy

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    So 'it' is 'the gravy' and not the same thing as the 'it' in 'it is warm', right?
    As he's pointing to the gravy,he could also have used this.

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