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    So I did/I did so

    I thought I ought to do my homework first. And So I did/I did so.

    Are both phrase fine with the first sentence? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: So I did/I did so

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I thought I ought to do my homework first. And So I did/I did so.

    Are both phrases fine with the first sentence? Thank you in advance.
    Not to me. I would only use And so I did.

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    Re: So I did/I did so

    Thank you so much, moderator. And how about:

    The doctor told him to breathe deeply, and so he did/he did so.

    And how should we decide which to use?

    Thank you again.

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    Re: So I did/I did so

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    The doctor told him to breathe deeply, and so he did/he did so.
    More likely: and so he did - and, as a result of the doctor's instruction, he breathed deeply.
    Possible: and he did so - and he did what the doctor had instructed him to do - breathed deeply. The 'so' is not essential here.

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