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'it' and 'there' as a Dummy Subject
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We use it to talk about: times and dates: We change ‘It + is” and make the contraction “It’s” We also use it to talk about the weather: We use ‘it’ to give an opinion about a place: We use ‘it’ to give an opinion followed by to-infinitive: We can also give an opinion followed by an -ing verb: We can use it to talk about ourselves when people cannot see us for example on a mobile telephone we can say Hello. It’s the grammar guru. Let’s review ‘there’ and ‘it’ as a dummy subject of a sentence. We use ‘there’ to introduce a new topic, with numbers and quantities, to say where something is, with the infinitive and with indefinite pronouns. We use ‘it’ to talk about time and dates, give an opinion about a place, or an opinion followed by the infinitive, and if we can’t see the person, for example on the telephone. Now do the exercise on the next page to be 100% sure you never make a mistake.