"Bad news, Vernon," she said. "Mrs. Figg's broken her leg. She can't take him." She jerked her head in Harry's direction. Dudley's mouth fell open in horror, but Harry's heart gave a leap. Every year on Dudley's birthday, his parents took him and a friend out for the day, to adventure parks, hamburger restaurants, or the movies. Every year, Harry was left behind with Mrs. Figg, a mad old lady who lived two streets away. Harry hated it there. (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

What does ‘it’ imply?

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The sentence Harry hated it there can be replaced with one of the following:

Harry hated being there.
Harry hated Mrs Figg's house.
Harry hated the environment/the feeling/the atmosphere/how he felt when he was there.
Harry hated everything about Mrs Figg's house.

There are other possibilities, of course, but these four give you the general idea of what it refers to.


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