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  1. rock-onn's Avatar
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    #1

    It is raining here.

    It is raining here.

    What does 'it' mean here?

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    #2

    Re: It is raining here.

    'it
    4 used as the subject of a sentence when you are talking about the weather'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/it
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    #3

    Re: It is raining here.

    It's an empty subject that is there is to fulfil the grammatical needs of the verb. It doesn't mean anything.

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