There's a rule in Aim High 6 (the book I'm teaching) says:
'it' can be used as a preparatory subject or object for an -ing form, especially in informal style. We often use it with adjectives.
And It cites the following examples:
- It was amazing walking along the Great Wall.
- It was interesting hearing what he had to say.
On the other hand, advisable as an adjective in Oxford Dictionary is followed by to + inf.
- It is advisable to practise each exercise individually at first.
The question is: Is it right to say:
- It's not advisable reading such stories before sleep.
I know that we can say:
- Reading such stories before sleep is not advisable.
Which adjectives should be followed by V+ing, and which ones should be followed by a full infinitive?
Is the matter similar to the Verb patterns topic?
Many thanks ...