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I'm wondering if this sentence "getting that job did a lot to boost her ego" got any mistake or not..?
To me, the sentence would make more sense if it's "he did a lot to boost her ego".
Should I say "getting that job did boost her ego a lot" instead?
Thanks in advance.
Yes I know "He did a lot to boost her ego" has a different meaning from the original sentence.
Regarding the "getting a job did a lot to boost her ego", so you mean it's okay for me to use "did a lot" here?
What I confuse is I think it makes sense for a human being to do a lot (of things) to boost one's ego, but not an action (getting a job) to do a lot (of things) to boost one's ego.
The war in the south did a lot to make him become a pacifist. Here, we can consider the war to be actions done by people.
The recent storm did a lot to force the government to decide not to rebuild along the coast. Here, we consider the feelings of the people after seeing the results of the storm.