Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Sep 2014
    • Posts: 600
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    do (it) / do so

    Hi,

    Swan's Practical English Usage (p. 149)

    We use do so mainly to refer to the same action, with the same subject, that was mentioned before. In other cases, we prefer do it/that or do alone.

    1- I haven't got time to get the tickets. Who's going to do it? (NOT ... Who's going to do so?)
    2- I rode a camel in Moraco. - I'd love to do that. (NOT ... to do so.)
    3- I always eat peas with honey. My wife never does. (NOT ... My wife never does so.)

    I'd like to ask:

    In sentence 1, can we omit 'it'?
    In sentence 2, can we omit 'that'?
    In sentence 3, can we put 'it'?

    Thanks.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 21,521
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: do (it) / do so

    No to all three questions.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 34,344
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: do (it) / do so

    I've never heard of "Moraco" (#2). Are you sure it didn't say "Morocco"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Sep 2014
    • Posts: 600
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: do (it) / do so

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never heard of "Moraco" (#2). Are you sure it didn't say "Morocco"?
    Sorry for the typo.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •