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Unformatted text preview: the verb is be. 2 It If we want to describe an activity or an event, we often use it as an empty subject. So instead of: we can write: Leaning out of the window is dangerous. It is dangerous to lean out of the window. Meeting so many old friends was It was wonderful to meet so many old friends. wonderful. Seeing her so unhappy is terrible. It is terrible to see her so unhappy. Travelling to all those different places It must be very interesting to travel to all those must be very interesting. different places. Driving to work takes me twenty minutes. It takes me twenty minutes to drive to work....
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