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I have read such sentences but found they are differently structured:

1. a. You must keep in mind that English is important.

b. You mustn't take it for granted that you can master English overnight.

2. a. I see fit to give your children a push when necessary.

b. I think it right to give your children a push when necessary.

My question is: Can we add an "it" to Sentence a in each group?
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wangqh2696122Can we add an "it" to Sentence a in each group?
No. Only certain expressions allow the use of "it" in that way. It can't be used in all cases.

Specifically, "keep in mind" and "see fit to" don't have "it", but both "take it for granted that" and "think it right to" do have "it".

CJ
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Can you explain this phenomenon in terms of grammar?
wangqh2696122I have read such sentences but found they are differently structured:

1. a. You must keep in mind that English is important [ if you plan to further your study in the US]. ok
b. You mustn't take it for granted that you can master English overnight. To me, this sentence has some syntactical issue. "Take it for granted" seemed to be appropriately used in this sentence. You can take something given to you for granted, i.e. someone's kindness, your wife's devotion and love, your best friend's constant help etc...What you may be thinking could be " you must not assume that ....".

2. a. I prefer : I see it absoultely appropriate to give your children a push when necessary.
b. I think it is appropriate right to give your children a push when necessary.

Just my thoughts..