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Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient Troy and devoted his subsequent career to do it.

A. devoted his subsequent career to do it
B. has devoted his subsequent career to do that
C. devoted his subsequent career to such an end
D. has devoted his subsequent career for that
E. devoted his subsequent career to that end
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A or E, i went with A.


do it is always wrong. an action needs to be referred by so. do so is correct. do it is wrong
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bigfernhead wrote:
A or E, i went with A.


With A, it think there is an ambiguity with pronoun "it" - does it refer to "the site of..." or to "career".
My choice is E.
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I read somewhere that in GMATLand "it" should replace a noun. In this case, it tries to replace part of a sentence and not a noun. Hence, the use of it is not correct.
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