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As early as 1831, soldiers of fortune were enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist France in the expansion of its colonies and in guarding its borders, forming an elite unit comprised mainly of foreigners.

A) As early as 1831, soldiers of fortune were enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist

B) Since 1831, a soldier of fortune was enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist

C) Fortunately, soldiers were enlisted in the Foreign Legion as early as 1831 to assist

D) As early as 1831, the Foreign Legion's soldiers of fortune was assisting

E) As early as 1831, the Foreign Legion's soldiers of fortune were enlisted in
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A) As early as 1831, soldiers of fortune were enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist - Correct

B) Since 1831, a soldier of fortune was enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist - Incorrect - Meaning error

C) Fortunately, soldiers were enlisted in the Foreign Legion as early as 1831 to assist - Incorrect - Meaning error

D) As early as 1831, the Foreign Legion's soldiers of fortune was assisting - Incorrect - Subject Verb error

E) As early as 1831, the Foreign Legion's soldiers of fortune were enlisted in - Incorrect - Meaning error

Answer: A

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As early as 1831, soldiers of fortune were enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist France in the expansion of its colonies and in guarding its borders, forming an elite unit comprised mainly of foreigners.

A) As early as 1831, soldiers of fortune were enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist

B) Since 1831, a soldier of fortune was enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist

C) Fortunately, soldiers were enlisted in the Foreign Legion as early as 1831 to assist

D) As early as 1831, the Foreign Legion's soldiers of fortune was assisting

E) As early as 1831, the Foreign Legion's soldiers of fortune were enlisted in


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As early as 1831, soldiers of fortune were enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist France in the expansion of its colonies and in guarding its borders, forming an elite unit comprised mainly of foreigners.

A) As early as 1831, soldiers of fortune were enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist

B) Since 1831, a soldier of fortune was enlisted in the Foreign Legion to assist

C) Fortunately, soldiers were enlisted in the Foreign Legion as early as 1831 to assist

D) As early as 1831, the Foreign Legion's soldiers of fortune was assisting

E) As early as 1831, the Foreign Legion's soldiers of fortune were enlisted in


Few things on basis of which we can eliminate the wrong choices..
1) MEANING - None of the other choices carry the same meaning as A, and A is correct both grammatically and logically..
2) SINCE means the activity is still going on, which is wrong here and there is NO reason to change to singular 'a soldier'.. eliminate B..
3) There has been no use of fortunately anywhere so eliminate C..
4) In D, SV error.. WAS does not fit in.. changes the meaning... the soldiers were not of FL but enlisted in it
5) E again changes meaning .. NOW instead of assisting, the soldiers have been shown to be enlisted in FRANCE..

A is correct as it is
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Can any one explain why we use as early as possible. in option A. We are referring to time of past. Kindly clear my doubt.

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Can any one explain why we use as early as possible. in option A. We are referring to time of past. Kindly clear my doubt.


We use "as early as XXXX" to imply the following:

Suppose an incident occurred more than once after a date XXXX. The earliest evidence of such event was found to be in XXXX. In such cases "as early as XXXX" is used to emphasize how early the event happened.

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in expantion of
in gurading

are wrong because they are not paralel
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