Beginning sentences with pronouns
by Sharon L. Lakey
I currently tutor ESL students, and a question regarding using pronouns, specifically 'it' to begin sentences has me stumped.
In the sentence, "It is not good to sing when you don't feel well," I
told my students the word "good" modifies "it." But what, they ask, is
"it?" How to answer this question, or should perhaps the sentence be
thrown out altogether as poorly written?