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All other options have pronoun error when compared to collective noun - 'army'

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Split1) SVA. Army is a singular noun, so we are looking for a singular verb. A, B, C and D are out.

Split2) I was confused between D and E because E says "than + for", which to me sounds strange. However, the reason why D is wrong is the use of "their", a clear SVA violation. D is out.

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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 - Plural pronoun they is incorrect for Napoleon’s army
(B) their previous campaigns had had - same pronoun error as A
(C) they had for any previous campaign - same pronoun error as A
(D) in their previous campaigns - same pronoun error as A ; usage of preposition in is incorrect
(E) for any previous campaign - Correct

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Hi Experts,

I understand why E is correct because of the pronoun issue. I have a comparison question for choice D:

If I re-write choice D as (pronoun issue fixed):
Although Napoleon's army entered Russia with far more supplies than in its previous campaigns, it had provisions for only twenty-four days.

Would this be correct? Based on my understanding we can infer choice D as follows:

Although Napoleon's army entered Russia with far more supplies than (supplies it had) in its previous campaigns, it had provisions for only twenty-four days.

I am trying to understand if there is any other error in D apart from the pronoun issue.

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Hi Experts,

I understand why E is correct because of the pronoun issue. I have a comparison question for choice D:

If I re-write choice D as (pronoun issue fixed):
Although Napoleon's army entered Russia with far more supplies than in its previous campaigns, it had provisions for only twenty-four days.

Would this be correct? Based on my understanding we can infer choice D as follows:

Although Napoleon's army entered Russia with far more supplies than (supplies it had) in its previous campaigns, it had provisions for only twenty-four days.

I am trying to understand if there is any other error in D apart from the pronoun issue.

Thanks for your help!


I could be wrong, but I don't have a problem with your revised version of the sentence. I suppose we could argue that the "for its previous campaigns" would be a little bit more direct: "supplies for its previous campaigns" seems cleaner than "supplies [it had] in its previous campaigns," but I don't think that your version is explicitly wrong. And it's hard for me to imagine that another official question would torture you over the difference between "for its previous campaigns" and "in its previous campaigns."

I hope this helps!
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Hello Experts,

A quick question here for something in the non-underlined part

it refers to napoleon's army - This is incorrect - right?

A possessive noun can be referred to a possessive pronoun. Hence the word should be it's army / his army

I am not questioning GMAC here but rather trying to clear my concept. Thanks

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Hello Experts,

A quick question here for something in the non-underlined part

it refers to napoleon's army - This is incorrect - right?

A possessive noun can be referred to a possessive pronoun. Hence the word should be it's army / his army

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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 - Plural pronoun they is incorrect
(B) their previous campaigns had had - same pronoun error as A
(C) they had for any previous campaign - same pronoun error as A
(D) in their previous campaigns - same pronoun error as A
(E) for any previous campaign - Correct

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