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General Bennett's army could have marched on the enemy's position at once, but instead they wintered in Kingston in order to rest and build up desperately needed supplies.

A but instead they wintered in Kingston in order to rest and build up desperately needed supplies.
B but instead it wintered in Kingston in order to rest and build up desperately needed supplies.
C but rather they wintered in Kingston in order to rest and build up desperately needed supplies.
D but rather wintered in Kingston in order to rest themselves and build up desperately needed supplies.
E but instead wintered in Kingston in order to rest and build up desperately needed supplies for themselves.

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02 Mar 2004, 09:18
B is the correct answer. This is primarily a Pronoun problem. Look at the changes in the answer choices: they, themselves, and it. Is the subject singular or plural? Army is what we are discussing, and since that word is singular, we can eliminate all the answer choices that have they or themselves - A, C, D, and E. B, which uses the singular it, is the correct choice.

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