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    The use of "It"

    can some one help me with this?

    1)- I dont get it what you did.
    2)- I dont get what you did.

    Please tell me which one id correct, is it necessary to use use "it" with get or did?

    thanks for you help.

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    Re: The use of "It"

    Both sentences sound odd to me, but I'd say the first is definitely wrong.
    I think you are using "what" as a kind of relative and this needs no antecedent. I mean:

    I don't understand what you mean. RIGHT
    I don't understand it what you mean. WRONG

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    Re: The use of "It"

    Furthermore, the first one is ungrammatical because the verb get has two objects:

    Two objects: I don't get it what you did.
    One object: I don't get it.
    One object: I don't get what you did.

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