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# Despite having brought far more gear to the campground than they had

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Despite having brought far more gear to the campground than they had in their previous camping trip, the Outdoor Club only had enough food for two days.

(A) they had in their previous camping trip

(B) their previous camping trip had had

(C) they had for a previous camping trip

(D) in their previous camping trip

(E) for any previous camping trip

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Originally posted by aadikamagic on 02 Oct 2014, 20:24.
Last edited by hazelnut on 28 Jul 2018, 17:23, edited 2 times in total.
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02 Oct 2014, 22:26
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aadikamagic wrote:
Despite having brought far more gear to the campground than they had in their previous camping trip, the Outdoor Club only had enough food for two days.

a)they had in their previous camping trip
b)their previous camping trip had had
c)they had for a previous camping trip
d)in their previous camping trip
e)for any previous camping trip

This is a fantastic question, and I realized that after I incorrectly marked C and was confused between A and C. While solving the question, I thought twice that the question may be wrong, but alas, I missed a point.

The catch in the question is Outdoor Club this has to be singular, thus they / their will lead to wrong answer choices. This would smoothly glide you to answer choice "e", which is the better of the five.

I hope I don't do this mistake during exams..

Thanks for sharing such a nice question...

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02 Oct 2014, 21:31
aadikamagic wrote:
Despite having brought far more gear to the campground than they had in their previous camping trip, the Outdoor Club only had enough food for two days.

a)they had in their previous camping trip
b)their previous camping trip had had
c)they had for a previous camping trip
d)in their previous camping trip
e)for any previous camping trip

Am confused between A-D and E. In option A-E the pronouns they , their are referring to outdoor club, which should not be plural as its a group. Also if we go with meaning the sentence is talking about the club as a whole and not about its members. thus plural pronoun should not be used .

Because of this only E manages to stay afloat.

Any thoughts ?
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03 Oct 2014, 09:46
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Despite having brought far more gear to the campground than they had in their previous camping trip, the Outdoor Club only had enough food for two days.

a)they had in their previous camping trip
b)their previous camping trip had had
c)they had for a previous camping trip
d)in their previous camping trip
A, B, C, and D are wrong because "the Outdoor Club" is singular.

e)for any previous camping trip
Correct.

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A,B,C,D - Pronoun agreement error. "outdoor club" is singular.
So referring it with they and their is wrong.

Hence, E is the answer.
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18 Jul 2018, 04:42
Despite having brought far more gear to the campground than they had in their previous camping trip, the Outdoor Club only had enough food for two days.

A. they had in their previous camping trip

B. their previous camping trip had had

C. they had for a previous camping trip

D. in their previous camping trip

E. for any previous camping trip --> correct
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18 Jul 2018, 11:30
the outdoor club is singular.

all options, expect E, have either they or their. So E is correct.
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19 Jul 2018, 11:53
The Outdoor Club - singular. Answer becomes straight E
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