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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
(C) they had for any previous campaign
(D) in their previous campaigns
(E) for any previous campaign
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07 Aug 2004, 10:26
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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08 Aug 2004, 10:32
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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08 Aug 2004, 14:13
Concur with E because of the plural component implied by ABCD
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08 Aug 2004, 18:28
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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09 Aug 2004, 03:41
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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13 Aug 2004, 09:32
I picked C, but looks like I was wrong
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13 Aug 2004, 11:44
This is an OG question..isn't it? Am waiting for the answer.!
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