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    Where is the subject?

    In the phrase below, what is the subject of the underlined sentence. and what does this sentence mean?

    Abstraction ties into many aspects of service-orientation. On a fundamental level, this principle emphasizes the need to hide as much of the underlying details of a service as possible. Doing so directly enables and preserves the previously described loosely coupled


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    Re: Where is the subject?

    "Doing" is the subject. It's a gerund.

    "Doing so" refers to the previous thought. That is, hiding the underlying details.

    Doing so enables and preserves the relationship.

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