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It's very important for CEOs, board members, and other nonfinancial executives to internalize the principles of value creation because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions.

A. because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
B. because doing that allows them to make independent, courageous, but even unpopular business decisions
C. because doing so allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
D. because doing so allow him to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
E. because doing these allows them to make independent, courageous, as well as unpopular business decisions
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14 Apr 2011, 17:07
The subject is compound and hence you need a plural pronoun 'them'.
Pronouns such as it, that and these do not have a specific antecedent to fall back on. Internalize is a verb and a pronoun can not refer to it. That is the reason that the adverb ‘so’ which modifies the verb of ‘internalize’ is preferable over ‘it’

Choice C is the correct one.
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It's very important for CEOs, board members, and other nonfinancial executives to internalize the principles of value creation because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions.

A. because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
B. because doing that allows them to make independent, courageous, but even unpopular business decisions
C. because doing so allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
D. because doing so allow him to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
E. because doing these allows them to make independent, courageous, as well as unpopular business decisions
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08 Oct 2012, 22:49
getgyan wrote:
It's very important for CEOs, board members, and other nonfinancial executives to internalize the principles of value creation because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions.

A. because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
B. because doing that allows them to make independent, courageous, but even unpopular business decisions
C. because doing so allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
D. because doing so allow him to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
E. because doing these allows them to make independent, courageous, as well as unpopular business decisions

We have to use doing so + them ; in other options it, that, and these have illogical antecedents.

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It's very important for CEOs, board members, and other nonfinancial executives to internalize the principles of value creation because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions.

A. because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
B. because doing that allows them to make independent, courageous, but even unpopular business decisions
C. because doing so allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
D. because doing so allow him to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
E. because doing these allows them to make independent, courageous, as well as unpopular business decisions

It, that and these cannot be used here because they lack logical antecedents. Also, this is commonly tested on the gmat.
Only "so" can stand for "action" phrases, which in this case is "internalize the principles...."

That leaves us with C and D.
D is gross because of "him"
"him" is ambiguous, singular and also kind of sexist
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getgyan wrote:
It's very important for CEOs, board members, and other nonfinancial executives to internalize the principles of value creation because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions.

A. because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
B. because doing that allows them to make independent, courageous, but even unpopular business decisions
C. because doing so allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
D. because doing so allow him to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions
E. because doing these allows them to make independent, courageous, as well as unpopular business decisions

...because doing so is correct expression, leaving two answers C and D. In addition, D uses pronoun him, which is incorrect.
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It's very important for CEOs, board members, and other nonfinancial executives to internalize the principles of value creation because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions.

A. because doing it allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions

B. because doing that allows them to make independent, courageous, but even unpopular business decisions

C. because doing so allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions

D. because doing so allow him to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions

E. because doing these allows them to make independent, courageous, as well as unpopular business decisions
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It's very important for CEOs, board members, and other nonfinancial executives to internalize the principles of value creation because doing so allows them to make independent, courageous, and even unpopular business decisions

Doing so is the correct idiom

and u need them to modify the plural nouns here
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