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Very simple question. Which is correct to say:

  1. I don't like it when ...
  2. I don't like when ...

Is there a difference?

For example:

  1. I don't like it when people can't understand me.
  2. I don't like when people can't understand me.

Or

  1. I don't like it when it rains.
  2. I don't like when it rains.

Or

  1. I don't like it when it comes to arguing.
  2. I don't like when it comes to arguing.
  • Both seem correct to me, conversationally speaking. The It is redundant in example 1 and 2. In 3, maybe the difference is context? Like one means arguing in general, the other in a specific situation? – cde Aug 30 '15 at 4:06
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I think "I don't like it when" sounds more normal-ish, but it doesn't seem wrong either without the "it". :) I hope i helped.

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