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TOEFL Structure Part 13: Belief and Knowledge-Anticipatory It


Problem 13 Belief and Knowledge-Anticipatory It
Remember that an anticipatory it clause expresses belief or knowledge. Anticipatory means before. Some it clauses that go before main clauses are listed below:

It is believed
It is hypothesized
It is known
It is said
It is thought
It is true
It is written

Anticipatory it
that
S
V

It is believed
that
all mammals
experience
dreams

Avoid using a participle without a form of the verb BE.

INCORRECT : It is hypothesized that the subjects in the control group not to score as well
CORRECT :
It is hypothesized that the subjects in the control group will not score as well

INCORRECT :
It is generally known that she leaving at the end of the year
CORRECT :
It is generally known that sheisat the end of the year.
INCORRECT :It is said that a buried treasure near here
CORRECT :
It is said that a buried treasure was hidden near here.

INCORRECT :
It is believed that a horseshoe bringing good luck.
CORRECT :
It is believed that a horseshoe brings good luck

INCORRECT :
It is thought that our ancestors building this city.
CORRECT :
It is thought that our ancestors built this city.

Exercises
Part A: Choose the correct answer.

_________ Giant Ape Man, our biggest and probably one of our first human ancestors, was just about the size of a male gorilla.
(A) It is believed that
(B) That it is
(C) That is believed
(D) That believing

Part B: Choose the incorrect word or phrase and correct it.

That it is believed that most of the earthquakes in the world occur near the youneest mountain ranges-the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Sierra Nevadas.
(A) (B) (C) (D)
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