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Post time 2006-5-5 12:25:59 |Display all floors
Take "it's going to rain." for example:
I think "it" does not refer to "weather" here.
"it" is just functioning as a "subject" without any concrete meaning.
in other words, "it" just "fill" the vacancy.
am I right?

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Post time 2006-5-5 13:20:06 |Display all floors
You're right hiy, "it" is just acting as an unknown subject.  It's very illogical, but that's just the way it is (haha, and even in this sentence I have to use "it" a lot).

Also, it is incorrect to say "Do you like here."

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Post time 2006-5-5 14:41:37 |Display all floors
Originally posted by canadian45 at 2006-5-5 12:17
I don't recall a native speaker saying 'do you like here'. Do any other native speakers have a comment?

I don't actually favor using "do you like here" instead of "do you like it here'. But are there no other circumstances under which the sentence " here" does appear? For example, " I like here better than London". I'm not sure whether "I like it here better than London" sounds better.

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