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    "to do" and "to do so"

    Good day!what is the difference of "to do" from "to do so"?

    i'm really confused. What is the function of the word "so"?

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    Re: "to do" and "to do so"

    What is the function of the word "so"?[/QUOTE]
    Hi!
    I think that so replaces "it". I use "to do so" when I refer to something that I have mentioned before, and I want to avoid repetition.

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    Re: "to do" and "to do so"

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    What is the function of the word "so"?
    Hi!
    I think that so replaces "it". I use "to do so" when I refer to something that I have mentioned before, and I want to avoid repetition.
    Exactly...
    However... there are some cases in which we don't use the 'so'.

    She lost her money. I was surprised that she did. (NOT 'she did so/it/that')
    I rode a camel to Morocco. I'd love to do that. (NOT 'to do so')

    Can you see the difference?

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