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# Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of the recen

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The correct usage is "to do so" not "to do it".
only D has the correct usage.
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sudiptak wrote:
The correct usage is "to do so" not "to do it".
only D has the correct usage.

Agree

D only has the correct usage.
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Simple GMAT rule - "To do so" IS ALWAYS PREFERRED OVER "To do it"
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Hi,

OG presents this as a pronoun reference error because of use of 'it' and 'this'. Need help in understanding why so. Help please.
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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

It has no proper antecedent...
so A B E eliminated.
C awkward structure.
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"doing so" cleared it up... D for sure
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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

ans:D

Please give detailed explanations why the others are incorrect.

D îs correct since "doing so" is the idiom/phrase correctly used here.
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So 'it' and 'this' cant be used to refer to an action and they can be used to refer to only a concrete noun?

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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 - Pronoun issue - using It to refer to verb . Use of indicative verb rewards, whereas the logic of the sentence demands the conditional would reward
(B) doing it rewards - Pronoun issue - Same as A
(C) to do this would reward - Pronoun issue - using This to refer to verb
(D) doing so would reward - Correct
(E) to do it would reward - Pronoun issue - using It to refer to verb

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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."
(B) doing it rewards

although it is correct but why this sentence do not use "do so " instead of "doing so" ??? why get "-ing form" I mean .
it is look like " it believed that that do so rewards !!!!?????
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Hi Sachin9 and GetThisDone

Though it seems rather late, still I'd like to share what I know about why the use of "this" and "it" is incorrect in this question.
"This" and "it" are pronouns, and they can only refer to nouns. They can't refer to an action. If either "this" or "it" is used in this sentence, it wrongly refers to "did not accord full refugee benefits", which is an action. Thus we must use "do so" because "so" refers to an action.

When in the context, "it" refers to a noun we can safely use "to do it":
The 700-level question is really daunting to me but I have to do it anyway.
=> "it" refers to "the 700-level question"
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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."
(B) doing it rewards

although it is correct but why this sentence do not use "do so " instead of "doing so" ??? why get "-ing form" I mean .
it is look like " it believed that that do so rewards !!!!?????

"do so" can't be the subject of the clause. We must use gerund "doing so" to begin the clause.

I think you might mean why we don't use "to do so" instead of "doing so".
An infinitive can be the subject of a clause, though this use is not as common as gerund as a subject.
In most cases, gerund or infinitive as subjects mean the same, but sometimes there is a slight difference in meaning. An infinitive may suggest a future activity while a gerund suggests an ongoing activity.
Whether we can use "to do so would reward" in this context, I don't know for sure.
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Let’s scan the options:

Option A uses the pronoun ‘it’ which leads to ambiguity.

Option B has the same issue that option A as. The pronoun is ambiguous.

Option C is not the right idiom. ‘to do so’ is what is preferred.

Option E again has the same pronoun issue.

Eliminate Options A, B, C and E.

Option D is the best option.

Hope this helps!
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