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    • Join Date: Apr 2006
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    #1

    as....do (so)

    Hello everybody!

    It's already 30 past 10 PM here in Korea.

    It was a long day today actually.

    Here is another question I'm eager to know.

    (a) He rose early, as he had always done.
    (b) *He rose early, as he had always done so.

    According to the explanation on this part, 'do so' is not used in as-subordinate clause. Could you give me more hints or comments on it?
    I can't understand why it is not.

    Tons of thanks.

    Spoon

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    #2

    Re: as....do (so)

    It's redundant or rather semantically awkward having "as" the introducer and "so" the clo[z]er when both express similar meanings, in the way that he had always done and done that way.


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
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    #3

    Re: as....do (so)

    Wow! Excellent answer!

    I just guessed it but didn't know how to explain to my freind.

    Thank you Casiopea so much for the answer with the nice example!

    Best regards,

    Spoon

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    #4

    Re: as....do (so)

    You're most welcome, Spoon.

    Children's Nursery Rhyme
    Hey, Diddle, Diddle,
    The Cat and the Fiddle,
    The Cow jumped over the Moon,
    (something, something, something; I've forgotten the line here)
    And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
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    #5

    Re: as....do (so)

    What a cute song it is!

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