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"It is comfortable to sit on this chair." is not grammatical, but why are similar constructs grammatical or used... ? - 'preparatory it' complements

According to Practical English Usage, 4th ed., Michael Swan (2017), section 'preparatory it', preparatory it is not used with complements. He gives these two examples (section 7 in the screenshot): ...
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Is the usage of ‘that’ in “I miss the day that I was trouble-free” ok, or must it use ‘when’?

In this sentence: I miss the days that I was trouble-free. I know it would be correct if that were replaced by when, but would that also be correct here? Also, I have this faint feeling that there ...
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