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90. 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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A or C
I will say A for the sake of paralellism
but if someone can give a better explanation... :?
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90. 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

Please explain your ans!!!


key here 'army' is singular subject

'it had' correctly specifies this.

so only E - best.
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key here 'army' is singular subject

'it had' correctly specifies this.

so only E - best.


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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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Army is singular so eliminate a,b,c.Why is the answer e?Is'nt "d " better?

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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 - their is not correct here. Napoleon's army and their - pronoun error
(E) for any previous campaign

Army is singular so eliminate a,b,c.Why is the answer e?Is'nt "d " better?



E is the best. Rest four of the answer choices have 'their' or 'they'.
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E is the best answer

Army is singular so "their" in D is wrong
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90. 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 correct
from A to D number is wrong with pronoiun, Army is singular(collective noun)
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What is wrong with (B)?

Isn't their in B referring to campaigns?

OG claims that it refers to army, I fail to see that.
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Lstadt: a, b, c, d all have "their" which is wrong since army is singular
Only choice E is correct, I missed that one as well.
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pronoun error in using their since army is singular.. Only E addresses this error, missed that one...
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is option E gramatically correct gents?

entered russia with far more supplies than for any previous campaign.

looks like far more supplies is being compared with previous campaigns I suppose. Am I right on this?
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I went with D, but i see my mistake (thanks to rajeevrks27 explanation).

A, B & C are wrong because Napleon's Army is singular.

Edit: add D to that too.
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army is singular look at the non underlined portion 'it' only E is correct.
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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
Army is a collective noun thus its referent has to be singular.
(B) their previous campaigns had had
Same error here
(C) they had for any previous campaign
Same error here
(D) in their previous campaigns
Same error here
(E) for any previous campaign
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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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Army is singular so eliminate a,b,c.Why is the answer e?Is'nt "d " better?



what is the usage of For over here ?
OG Says. "In the context of supplies for a campaign, the preposition for is preferable to the preposition in"
Please explain in detail with few examples .
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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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Army is singular so eliminate a,b,c.Why is the answer e?Is'nt "d " better?



what is the usage of For over here ?
OG Says. "In the context of supplies for a campaign, the preposition for is preferable to the preposition in"
Please explain in detail with few examples .



Hi abid1986,

'For' here is used on behalf of the supply.

Army entered Russia with far more supplies than for any previous campaign.

Say the Army had 1200 ammunition(supply) 'FOR' its first campaign....
Say the Army had 1500 ammunition(supply) 'FOR' its second campaign....

and when the Army entered Russia, it had 1700 ammunition(supply), which is far more than the ammunition(supply) for any of its previous campaign.

I hope it is clear now.

Correct me if I am wrong somewhere.
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tejal777 wrote:
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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Army is singular so eliminate a,b,c.Why is the answer e?Is'nt "d " better?



what is the usage of For over here ?
OG Says. "In the context of supplies for a campaign, the preposition for is preferable to the preposition in"
Please explain in detail with few examples .


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