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    A sentence...

    "I like it that way"
    In the above sentence, aren't the bold places wrong? If it is true, so what does it mean?

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    Re: A sentence...

    The word "it" functions as an expletive. It doesn't convey any independent meaning at all but it's just there to fill out a sentence or metrical line.
    Similar case: "I like it when you whisper sweet words..." ; "I'd appreciate it if you..." :)

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    #3

    Re: A sentence...

    So it's the same with "I like that way"???

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    Re: A sentence...

    I'd prefer to use "it" because as an expletive, it makes the sentence grammatically correct and it's more comfortable to listen to. "I like that way" is a bit strange.

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