***** NOT A TEACHER *****Originally Posted by Creamcake
I am 99.99% confident that "that I will be promoted" is in apposition with the formal subject "it."
Native speakers don't usually say "That I will be promoted [subject] is [linking verb] the hot news/ great [subjective complement]."
They prefer to start the sentence with "it" (which is a substitute for the actual subject at the end of the sentence).
I have made up these sentences:
It is wonderful that such a nice person as Raul got the job.
It is very unfair that Mr. Smith did not win the "Teacher of the Year" award.
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