Which is the subject in the following sentence, the pronoun 'it' or the 'subordinate clause' ?
It seems that he didn't know any English.
The noun clause ( that he did not know ..) = the subject according to three or four grammar books.
OK, if one would ask identify the main clause and the subordinate clause.
Normal answer would be : It seems = MC \ that he did not know .. = subordinate clause.
It seems ? What does ( it seems ) mean ?
it means nothing ( no sense it does make) It appears not completed a sentences!
So, how to go with those who claim ( the subordinate clause ) = the raised subject ( subject to subject ) ?
Suppose we try to rewrite : 4 that he didn't know any English it seems ?
Is this acceptable sentence in English.
I see no any solution with such a sentence
if someone here is good in linguistics and grammar, let he or she come and discuss with me.
If we agree that ( it ) = subject, it looks better than suggesting the noun clause ( the subordinate ) = the subject, and in this view the noun clause = complement