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# Do It vs Do So

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17 Sep 2018, 09:15
Is there any case where "do it" is valid in GMAT? I have seen a lot of examples of "do so" being correct choice, but in which scenarios "do it" is valid?
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17 Sep 2018, 09:54
subhsngh0 wrote:
Is there any case where "do it" is valid in GMAT? I have seen a lot of examples of "do so" being correct choice, but in which scenarios "do it" is valid?

Hello subhsngh0,

I also have had the same doubt but I have changed my mind since then. Now, I only try to see when "do it" - this phrase - is used, whether it is referring to a noun correctly.

One example : Sam asked me to get out. I did it.

Here "it" refers to the action that I get out but technically it can only refer to a noun. So the use of "it' is wrong. Hence, the correct usage is I did so

So, I will say instead of going for an example, try to learn when to use it and when to use so. I did the same mistake for the correct usage of "Being". Instead of learning the correct usage of being, I was searching for examples which use being correctly. Hope this helps.

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17 Sep 2018, 09:55

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17 Sep 2018, 10:20
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subhsngh0 wrote:
Is there any case where "do it" is valid in GMAT? I have seen a lot of examples of "do so" being correct choice, but in which scenarios "do it" is valid?

Hello subhsngh0

Good question.

Here is the concept for you:

Please watch the following 1-minute video to understand this concept.

https://www.expertsglobal.com/free-gmat-videos/

Hope this helps.

All the best!

PS: arun6765, thank you for giving link the the post. I just posted the video here for easier access
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17 Sep 2018, 14:47
Interestingly, "do it" isn't used anywhere in the Official Guide to the GMAT 2018. "Do so" is used a whole bunch of times (both in Sentence Correction and just randomly throughout the book.)

Maxximus's analysis above is correct. So, I'll add that 'do' is almost always used with actions, not nouns (such as 'task') - therefore, it's very unlikely that 'do it' will be correct. 'Do so' is much more likely to be right.
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17 Sep 2018, 18:52
Thanx for the discussion, can you suggest me some books to read for SC as it is the fluctuating more frequently in my score depending on difficulty level
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18 Sep 2018, 01:54
subhsngh0 wrote:
Thanx for the discussion, can you suggest me some books to read for SC as it is the fluctuating more frequently in my score depending on difficulty level

Hello subhsngh0

The most popular sentence correction books are Manhattan's Sentence Correction books and Sentence Correction Grail.

In case you wish to opt for a thorough sentence correction course, you may want to look at the "Sentence Correction Only" option on our website-
https://expertsglobal.com/gmat-preparation-online

As a part of this program, you get-
10 SC e-books (topic-wise), which in our opinion is the world's most comprehensive resource for GMAT SC concepts.
20+ SC concepts videos
800+ SC questions
15 full-length tests
All at a very nominal fee.

You may want to take the demo access and try the course.

Hope this helps. All the best!
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18 Sep 2018, 07:01
Maxximus wrote:
subhsngh0 wrote:
Thanx for the discussion, can you suggest me some books to read for SC as it is the fluctuating more frequently in my score depending on difficulty level

Hello
The most popular sentence correction books are Manhattan's Sentence Correction books and Sentence Correction Grail.

In case you wish to opt for a thorough sentence correction course, you may want to look at the "Sentence Correction Only" option on our website-

As a part of this program, you get-
10 SC e-books (topic-wise), which in our opinion is the world's most comprehensive resource for GMAT SC concepts.
20+ SC concepts videos
800+ SC questions
15 full-length tests
All at a very nominal fee.

You may want to take the demo access and try the course.

Hope this helps. All the best!

I will look into the sentence correction grail. Could you please clarify whether it is Aristotle publication or Wiley's publication?
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18 Sep 2018, 07:06
I think it was Aristotle earlier and Wiley now. Go for the latest version, of course.

All the best!

subhsngh0 wrote:
Maxximus wrote:
subhsngh0 wrote:
Thanx for the discussion, can you suggest me some books to read for SC as it is the fluctuating more frequently in my score depending on difficulty level

Hello
The most popular sentence correction books are Manhattan's Sentence Correction books and Sentence Correction Grail.

In case you wish to opt for a thorough sentence correction course, you may want to look at the "Sentence Correction Only" option on our website-

As a part of this program, you get-
10 SC e-books (topic-wise), which in our opinion is the world's most comprehensive resource for GMAT SC concepts.
20+ SC concepts videos
800+ SC questions
15 full-length tests
All at a very nominal fee.

You may want to take the demo access and try the course.

Hope this helps. All the best!

I will look into the sentence correction grail. Could you please clarify whether it is Aristotle publication or Wiley's publication?

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