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Hi:) I've come across such a sentence in an elementary textbook:

It's great working at night.

Is it correct? Shouldn't we say: "It's great to work at night" or "Working at night is great"?
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    Both 'to work at night' and 'working at night' are used, and they can be the subject or you can use 'it' as dummy subject. The only one of the four possibilities that is less common is the infinitive clause as subject: we are relatively unlikely to say 'To work at night is great'.
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