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I have one question!.

It's obvious through the photographs the journalist brings back from the field that he shows the situation he witnessed.

It looks like weird! Do we need to start "He shows the situation"? Is this real subject?

If so, can you give me more examples? like It ~ that~ structure

Thanks

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  • Wouldn't it be simpler to say that 'the photographs the journalist brings back... show the situation'? – Kate Bunting Feb 14 at 9:15
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The structure is quite common

It is known that the sky is blue.

It is said that Libras make good lovers

It is obvious that water and oil don't mix.

These are a passive form of a sentence like

John knows that the sky is blue.

The use of the passive, with a dummy subject "It" is to say that state that "some people" or "everybody" knows, or says something without giving a specfic source

The use with an adjective like "obvious" or "clear" can be expressed actively as

People obviously know that he shows the situation he witnessed...

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    +1 Another active way to say the same thing: "The journalist's photos clearly show that ..." – Ethan Bolker Feb 14 at 18:55

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