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Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of the recent immigrants because it believed that to do it rewards them for entering the country illegally.

(A) to do it rewards

(B) doing it rewards

(C) to do this would reward

(D) doing so would reward

(E) to do it would reward
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22 Oct 2010, 08:41
Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of the recent immigrants because it believed that to do it rewards them for entering the country illegally.

doing so=according full refugee benefits to 12 of the recents immigrants. The pronoun "it" cannot modify the such a long phrase, usually "it" modifies the noun it fills in for. The use of "would" is justified because the action is abstract in nature.

So, D touches bases on both of these.
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Another vote for D, which avoids the awkward use of pronouns on other answer choices by writing doing so.
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Simple GMAT rule - "To do so" IS ALWAYS PREFERRED OVER "To do it"
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12 Feb 2014, 10:03
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Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of the recent immigrants because it believed that to do it rewards them for entering the country illegally.

(A) to do it rewards

(B) doing it rewards

(C) to do this would reward

(D) doing so would reward

(E) to do it would reward

the question is "Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of the recent immigrants because it believed that to do it rewards them for entering the country illegally.
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