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Although Napoleon's army entered Russia with far more supplies than they had in their previous campaigns, it had provisions for only twenty-four days.
(A) they had in their previous campaigns
(B) their previous campaigns had had
(C) they had for any previous campaign
(D) in their previous campaigns
(E) for any previous campaign
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New post 07 Aug 2004, 11:26
My shortlists are C and E.

Will go for E - more succinct and smoother - also removes 'they'

'army is singular - 'they' would be plural. So 'they' should be out.

A- 'they' 'in their' - very awkward
D-'in their' - not ok (just as in A)
B - has more than needed 'had'
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New post 08 Aug 2004, 11:32
Hi

the subject here is Napolean's Army, which is singular. hence all options with they are out i.e. A,B,C andD are out. that leaves only E.

I agree with Venksune...E should be the OA
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Concur with E because of the plural component implied by ABCD
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New post 08 Aug 2004, 19:28
I agree with the concept of 'they' being a wrong usage. But the choice brings in another confusion in the form of 'than for...'. Is this a right usage and if yes please explain where and when it can be used.

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New post 09 Aug 2004, 04:41
hi

I think 'than for' is quite common in english usage.

Example : she was more pepared for her english exam than for Math (exam)

Example : There's something for everbody in a country's development, but there is more for the rich than for poor.

and so on....
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New post 13 Aug 2004, 10:32
I picked C, but looks like I was wrong
Abisurd, how about OA?
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New post 13 Aug 2004, 12:44
This is an OG question..isn't it? Am waiting for the answer.!
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