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    do it as I told you to do it

    Why didn't you do it as I told you to do it?
    This sentence comes from Raymond Murphy's ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN USE. I'd like to rewrite it as follows:

    Why didn't you do it as I told you ?
    Why didn't you do it as I told you to?

    Are the two rewritten sentences correct?

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    Re: do it as I told you to do it

    They are both grammatical; however, they both fail to say that you were told to do something in a particular way, and merely say you were told to do something.

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