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Even though his army had never faced any defeat, the king Theodore carefully planned his every next battle; this practice explains why he never faced any defeat in the first place.

A) Even though his army had never faced any defeat
B) Even though his army never faced defeat
C) Despite his army having never faced defeat
D) Despite an army that had never been defeated
E) Despite his army never being defeated

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I go with option A..since its matching the tense form..

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I would go with B, because since Even though states a fact from past it has to be simple past. Also look at the second part of the sentence which is in simple past.
So, B makes all the sense.

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his army had never faced --> past perfect --> requires another event in past tense
secondly, it states a normal fact over in past
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Imo B
We need only simple past .
There is no timeline in the sentence .


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Even though his army had never faced any defeat, the king Theodore carefully planned his every next battle; this practice explains why he never faced any defeat in the first place.

A) Even though his army had never faced any defeat
B) Even though his army never faced defeat
C) Despite his army having never faced defeat
D) Despite an army that had never been defeated
E) Despite his army never being defeated

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I was confused between A and B ....selected B by observing non underline part ..."why he never faced any defeat in the first place" --simple past ..
so simple past is require in under lined part also as both are pointing to same time frame.
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Even though his army had never faced any defeat, the king Theodore carefully planned his every next battle; this practice explains why he never faced any defeat in the first place.

A. Even though his army had never faced any defeat
B. Even though his army never faced defeat
C. Despite his army having never faced defeat
D. Despite an army that had never been defeated
E. Despite his army never being defeated

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Even though his army had never faced any defeat, the king Theodore carefully planned his every next battle; this practice explains why he never faced any defeat in the first place.

A. Even though his army had never faced any defeat
B. Even though his army never faced defeat
C. Despite his army having never faced defeat
D. Despite an army that had never been defeated
E. Despite his army never being defeated

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The underlined statement is talking about an event in the past of the past event. i.e., never defeated is past of king Theodre planning his next battles. Hence past perfect tense should be used. So the answer choices should have 'had'. So now the answer could be between A and D. D somehow feels concise.
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Even though his army had never faced any defeat, the king Theodore carefully planned his every next battle; this practice explains why he never faced any defeat in the first place.

A. Even though his army had never faced any defeat
B. Even though his army never faced defeat
C. Despite his army having never faced defeat
D. Despite an army that had never been defeated
E. Despite his army never being defeated

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A) any defeat is redundant as NEVER is already used
B) Correct
C) Tense error
D) Modifier error
E) being error


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Even though his army had never faced any defeat, the king Theodore carefully planned his every next battle; this practice explains why he never faced any defeat in the first place.

A. Even though his army had never faced any defeat
B. Even though his army never faced defeat
C. Despite his army having never faced defeat
D. Despite an army that had never been defeated
E. Despite his army never being defeated

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The non-underlined part (this practice explains why he never faced any defeat in the first place) logically hints at using the same language for the underlined part as well. Only difference would be to use 'had' to mark the time frame as the sentence has a following action in simple past.
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A or B.

No timeline in the sentence.

Option B.
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New post 13 Apr 2018, 21:47
IMO B.

Verb tense issue :
A. Had... Faced... >> Put this on a timeline and see if the sequencing. It shows that the army first defeats the opponent and then the King plans . Totally wrong.

B. Simple past. Stating facts. No issue.
C.having never faced defeat is a verb ING modifier and therefore does not make sense with the rest of the sentence.
D. Whose army? No pronoun.
E.never being defeated is wrong use of tense

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