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    how to understand the usage of "so"

    Time is a weekly news magazine founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce. Time’s current circulation is about 4.3 million. In 1981 its advertising revenues were up 13 percent to $ 245.3 million, the highest in the US. Time summarizes the news concisely and completely, gives background, organizes and departmentalizes the news each week. It covers national and foreign affairs, books, art, theatre, cinema, music, education, religion, medicine, law, science, finance, sports, press and milestones. And it so did with unquestionable success.

    How to understand the last sentence, especially the usgae of "so"???SOS!!!


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    Re: how to understand the usage of "so"

    This has been answered already on your previous post. http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...trange-so.html


    Please do not post questions more than once.

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    Re: how to understand the usage of "so"

    Quote Originally Posted by ruiqidj View Post
    Time is a weekly news magazine founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce. Time’s current circulation is about 4.3 million. In 1981 its advertising revenues were up 13 percent to $ 245.3 million, the highest in the US. Time summarizes the news concisely and completely, gives background, organizes and departmentalizes the news each week. [This sentence is missing an and somewhere].
    It covers national and foreign affairs, books, art, theatre, cinema, music, education, religion, medicine, law, science, finance, sports, press and milestones
    . And it does so with unquestionable success.

    How to understand the last sentence, especially the usgae of "so"???SOS!!!
    "It does so" means it does all these things with unquestionable success.
    If Time is still doing all these things, you must write "does" not "did".

    R.

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