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I think this is a very basic grammar question, but I'm stuck with how I should continue the sentences. Could someone explain it?

  1. In Japan, I've never shopped at a wholesale store, but I did/did it/did so a lot in the States.
  2. I used to read books almost everyday, but now I do/do it/do so only once a week.

About the sentence 2, I know that I can say, "but now only once a week." But I'd like to know which is the best if I give a full sentence.

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  • I'd be writing the first one as: "In Japan, I've never shopped at a wholesale store, but I used to a lot (back?) in the States."
    – hjpotter92
    Oct 11 '13 at 3:34
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    I guess every options in both the sentences are correct.
    – Mistu4u
    Oct 11 '13 at 3:50
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    I think all of them are equally valid. You could also repeat the verb, as another valid option: I used to read books almost everyday, but now I read only once a week; In Japan, I've never shopped at a wholesale store, but I shopped wholesale a lot in the States.
    – J.R.
    Oct 11 '13 at 8:19
  • All of them are correct. Grammatically...
    – Sweet72
    Oct 11 '13 at 11:13
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The selection in these sentences is purely a style choice; all are correct. did so is a tiny bit more formal, and I personally would use did it only when the action is in noun form (e.g., I used to enjoy reading), but there's nothing wrong in grammar or usage in any of the choices.

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