hello trys to learn english when someone say "what time is it" what is "it"?
- SparkyLv 51 month ago
IT is 'the time'.
You could also say 'What is the time'?
- ..Lv 51 month ago
Just another way of saying "What is the time".
- Anonymous1 month ago
"It" is an impersonal pronoun that can be used as a subject to an impersonal verb.
It is raining. [referring to the weather]
It is snowing on the mountains. [referring to the weather]
It is Sunday today. [Today is Sunday.]
‘What is the time now?’ ‘It is 5 o’clock.’ [The time is 5 o'clock.]
It is always cloudy on the hills. [referring to the climate]
The pronoun "it" can also be used as a provisional subject, when the real subject is an infinitive.
It is not easy to defeat him. (More natural than ‘To defeat him is not easy.’)
It is dangerous to play with fire. (More natural than ‘To play with fire is dangerous.’)
- wobafettyLv 61 month ago
"It" referring to the time.