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Should I specify who is doing the action when I use "it" as dummy subject? For instance:

It would be interesting to tell us about ...

Is this okay?

  • you can use 'would' when we imagine an action or situation, so it sounds correct. – Hakan Jan 5 '18 at 16:20
  • No no. I know that. Maybe my question was a bit unclear. I meant that I want someone (for instance you) to tell me something and I say this sentence "It would be interesting to tell us about..." Will the people understand what I mean? – dBio Jan 5 '18 at 16:41
  • Ah yes, sounds good to me. You can start with so, then, It would be ...., this might help more with your intention. – Hakan Jan 5 '18 at 16:50
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While the statement seems correct grammatically, it sounds like something is missing.

Even if there are prior statements clarifying who is doing the action (to tell), a subject is still welcome:

It would be interesting if you / they tell us about ...

Pairing properly the verbs ("would be" vs. "tell"), the sentence becomes:

It would be interesting if you / they told us about ...

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    I agree, but I would prefer “told” to “tell” here following the “would”. – Mixolydian Mar 27 at 12:47

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