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# Although Napoleons army entered Russia with far more

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Although Napoleons 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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23 Dec 2005, 21:51
Yes, only 'E' is correct.

Rest all choices have S-V error!

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24 Dec 2005, 02:23
I choose E too.

"Entered with more ...than for any previous campaign, it had ... for only twenty-four days." Correct me if this doesn't need to be parallel.

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24 Dec 2005, 08:35
I will go with A

B - "had had" - I know there are cases when this construct could be right, however, don't think it is needed here.

C- changes meaning - it is comparing the current campaign to all the previous missons that may or may not have included russia - not sure if this was the intended meaning, so sticking with the original meaning

D - incorrect comparison - compares "more supplies" to "previous campaign"

E - similar to D

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24 Dec 2005, 09:24
Napoleans Army is a singular subject and can't take They or Their.

Moreover E correctly compares the current supplies with that of a previous one.

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24 Dec 2005, 09:55
Kishore and old_dream_1976,

I agree with you guys, "their" and "they" are incorrect pronouns since army is singular.

My concern with E was that it was incorrectly comparing supplies with the previous campaign... I guess.. the "for" in "for any previous campaign" is used to indicate the supplies and hence makes the right comparison.

Correct me if my understanding is incorrect...

In short, I concurr that it should be E.

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24 Dec 2005, 11:05
E is best. In A-D, their and they are incorrect because army is singular.

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24 Dec 2005, 17:56
Great job everyone! OA is E.

'army' is singular....
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27 Feb 2012, 16:00
Unlike "people", "army" is a singular word. Answer- E.

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