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    Default do or do it?

    "Do" can be a Vt and a Vi. I have a question about the following sentence: "What to do is as important as how to do it."

    If I omit the pronoun "it", will the sentence be still acceptable? Does it make any difference? Thank you so much.

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    Default Re: do or do it?

    Mostly, do is transitive. Intransitive uses are much less common. Be that as it may, in the sentence you supplied, do is definitely transitive and the final it is necessary.

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