Introductory Word ‘It’
The word ‘it’ is used at the beginning of sentences, followed by is. You can also use the past tense form of ‘be’ with ‘it’
- It is a boring place.
- It is a dangerous road.
- It was a very special day for Najam.
‘It’ is used for lifeless things, animals, birds and infants.
- It is a useful book.
- It is a young dog.
- It was a bird.
- It is a pretty child.
We use ‘it’ to talk about distance, time,day,date, weather and unexpected calamities.
- It is only ten minutes walk.
- It is long past ten.
- It was Friday that day.
- It is the 21st of December today
- It was pleasant weather at night.
‘It’ is used to emphasize a noun or a pronoun.
- It is the cow which gives seers of milk everyday.
- It was I who broke the silence.
- It is the lesson that I learnt.
‘It’ is used in exclamatory sentences.
- What a dreadful accident it was!
- What a beautiful picture it is!
- How a big house it is!
In negative sentences, ‘not’ come after the helping verbs.
- It was not easy to climb over the fence.
- It is not right to tell a lie.
- It is not good to speak in a loud voice
In case of negative statement in interrogative sentences, ‘not’ comes after introductory word ‘it’.
- Is it necessary to get a doctor’s certificate?
- Is it very hot here during summer?
- Was it not a difficult period?
- It is good to speak the truth.
- It looks like rain today.
- It was not an off-day.
- It is time to go now.
- It is drizzling outside.
- Is it an uphill task?
- It is good to work hard.
- Is it just a show?
- It is harmful to eat more than enough.
- It admits off no doubt.
- It is very difficult for me to be a slave.
- It is beyond my reach.
- It is an examplary harbour.
- It is a severe storm.
- It was the most important