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    What did you do with the book and the notebook?
    1-The book, I put under the bed, and the notebook, I gave to John.
    2-The book, I put it under the bed, and the notebook, I gave it to John.


    Are both 1 and 2 gramatically acceptable replies to the first question?

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    Re: it usage

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    What did you do with the book and the notebook?
    1-The book, I put under the bed, and the notebook, I gave to John.
    2-The book, I put it under the bed, and the notebook, I gave it to John.


    Are both 1 and 2 gramatically acceptable replies to the first question?
    (not a professional teacher) If I was trying to keep as much of the original structure as possible, I would say:
    1-The book I put under the bed, and the notebook I gave to John.
    2-The book? I put it under the bed, and the notebook I gave to John.

    More natural for me would be simply, "I put the book under the bed and gave the notebook to John."

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