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# Sterling

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12 Oct 2008, 22:08
At a time when it was unusual to do it, Dorothy Sterling wrote about such major figures of Black history as Harriet Tubman and W. E. B. Du Bois.
(A) it was unusual to do it
(B) it was unusual to do so
(C) doing that was unusual
(D) that was an unusual thing to be doing
(E) it was not usual to do

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12 Oct 2008, 22:13
ritula wrote:
At a time when it was unusual to do it, Dorothy Sterling wrote about such major figures of Black history as Harriet Tubman and W. E. B. Du Bois.
(A) it was unusual to do it
(B) it was unusual to do so
(C) doing that was unusual
(D) that was an unusual thing to be doing
(E) it was not usual to do

In GMATLand "do so" is preferred over "do it"

I go with B
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13 Oct 2008, 00:53
ritula wrote:
At a time when it was unusual to do it, Dorothy Sterling wrote about such major figures of Black history as Harriet Tubman and W. E. B. Du Bois.
(A) it was unusual to do it -> out
(B) it was unusual to do so -> hold this IMO answer
(C) doing that was unusual -> that ???
(D) that was an unusual thing to be doing -> awkward
(E) it was not usual to do -> not usual is wrong construct

In GMAT it refers to noun hence it here referring to verb or action is not preffered ,Best is B
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13 Oct 2008, 23:38
OA is B indeed

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