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I have a question about the word 'it'.
Five months after the Scorpion disappeard, a navy ship found it. It was only 220 yards from where Craven's group had said it would be.
Above sentences, there are three 'it' .
i think that the second 'it' has no meaning , whereas the first and third 'it' refer to 'scorpion'. is it right?
No, the second it refers to the navy ship.You can't say that a word in a sentence has no meaning.
Isn't it IT here is a personal pronoun referring to the persons, places, animals, things or events spoken about?
It is interesting to study English..What do you mean by the word IT in this sentence?
If I'm not mistaken, We use it for time/day/distance/weather..
Base from my first sentence and question...Isn't it IT there is use for distance?
Last edited by rj1948; 04-Jun-2008 at 17:16.
Well, yes, I agree with you. The second one is a meaningless subject. It's often with expressions that refer to time, weather, temperature or distances.
However...I feel... it could also refer to the Scorpion...
Let's wait for other native speakers to respond.
The three "it" are meaningful and they refer to the Scorpions.