“Whose move is it?”
You're playing a board game with a group of friends. Everyone has been chatting and having fun, so you haven't been paying attention to the game. You ask which player is next.
Whose move is it?
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Whose (something) is it?
In English, we have a lot of sentences like these:
It’s my birthday!
It’s really nice out today.
...where “it” doesn’t have any particular meaning, but we need to use it. Asking “___ ___ is it?” is the question form for one of these sentences:
Whose birthday is it?
How nice is it outside?
We still need “it” in these sentences because the sentence needs a subject.
When we play a board game, each person usually has a small game piece, which they move according to the rules of the game. When it is someone’s turn to move their piece, we call it a “move.”
I’m planning my next move.
Ooh, that’s a risky move.
In other situations, such as sports, business, and politics, a “move” is an action with a goal in mind:
That was a really bad political move.