Impersonal Verb

Pengertian Impersonal Verb

Impersonal verb adalah kata kerja yang digunakan bersama indeterminate subject (subjeknya tak tentu) atau tanpa subject dan menyatakan aksi yang tidak dilakukan oleh subject (agent-nya tidak jelas). Di dalam bahasa Inggris, subjek tak tentu biasanya impersonal pronoun “it”.

Contoh impersonal verb antara lain: rain, thunder, dan snow. Adapula pernyataan tanpa subjek seperti: “methinks” yang berarti “it seems to me” dan “lists” yang berarti “it pleases me”.

Contoh Kalimat Impersonal Verb dan Artinya

  1. It snowed in the past three days.
    (Turun salju dalam tiga hari lalu.)
  2. Is it raining cats and dogs in your city right now?
    (Apa sedang hujan lebat di kotamu sekarang?)
  3. If it thunders in the winter, will it snow within 10 days?
    (Jika bergemuruh di musim dingin, akan turun salju dalam 10 hari?)
  4. She said that she had to go home because it was growing dark.
    (Dia mengatakan bahwa dia harus pulang ke rumah karena mulai gelap.)
  5. It is cold. You should wear a jacket and scarf.
    (Dingin. Kamu sebaiknya memakai jaket dan syal.)

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References:

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