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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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30 Jul 2009, 03:55
A. 'to do it' is awkward construction. Whenever some action is to be referred, we use 'do so' rather 'do it'. 'would' is necessary to indicate the 'probable future'.

B. Same as A.

C. 'this' wrong pronoun.

D. Correct.

E. Same as A. Except 'would' part.
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30 Jul 2009, 04:27
The correct usage is "to do so" not "to do it".
only D has the correct usage.

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30 Jul 2009, 05:52
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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21 Mar 2012, 23:22
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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22 Mar 2012, 02:52
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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23 Mar 2012, 05:25
"doing so" cleared it up... D for sure

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23 Mar 2012, 08:52
tejal777 wrote:
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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
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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03 Jan 2013, 02:28
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．

it is relative pronoun and GMAT doesn't like it to refer to action. -

(A) to do it rewards - Incorrect
(B) doing it rewards - Incorrect
(C) to do this would reward - "to do so would reward" - is correct
(D) doing so would reward - doing so is the perfect idiom to denote an action.
(E) to do it would reward - Incorrect
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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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