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# The Dutch was aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by its

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The Dutch was aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by its skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their colonial possessions during the Revolutionary War.

A) The Dutch was aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by its skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their

B) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their

C) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch was aided by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of its

D) The Dutch were aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of its

E) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided in shipping and trade by its skills while the United Kingdom lost many of its

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10 Dec 2017, 08:17
In the original sentence, use of "its" is correct but use of "their" is wrong. In place of "their", sentence should have "its". This is happening sentence E only.
Therefore, E is the answer IMO.

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10 Dec 2017, 17:51
In E we have by its skill
In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided in shipping and trade by its skills while the United Kingdom lost many of its

It should be their. Only D looks okay

I have a question though. Are we not comparing Dutch with United Kingdom(country); shouldn't it be English.?
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10 Dec 2017, 19:40
souvonik2k wrote:
The Dutch was aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by its skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their colonial possessions during the Revolutionary War.
A) The Dutch was aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by its skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their
B) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their
C) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch was aided by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of its
D) The Dutch were aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of its
E) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided in shipping and trade by its skills while the United Kingdom lost many of its

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OPTION A-The Dutch Was is [b]not Right..Instead we need to use Dutch were(Sub Verb Agreement).
OPTION B-United Kingdom lost many of Their...usage of Plural their is not correct with singular subject UNITED KINGDOM
OPTION C-Same error as in A...The Dutch was is INCORRECT
OPTION D-Correct Option
OPTION E-[/b]--Dutch were not aided in Shipping and Trade rather they were aided in Establisshing an overseas colonial empire.
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14 Jun 2018, 07:22
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The Dutch was aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by its skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their colonial possessions during the Revolutionary War.
A) The Dutch was aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by its skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their
B) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their
C) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch was aided by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of its
D) The Dutch were aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of its
E) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided in shipping and trade by its skills while the United Kingdom lost many of its

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A) The Dutch was aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by its skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their - 'The Dutch' requires a plural verb form and a plural pronoun 'their', while 'The united kingdom' is singular and should take 'its' as the pronoun.
B) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of their 'The united kingdom' is singular and should take 'its' as the pronoun.
C) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch was aided by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of its - 'The Dutch' requires a plural verb form 'were'
D) The Dutch were aided in establishing an overseas colonial empire by their skills in shipping and trade while the United Kingdom lost many of its - Correct use of plural and singular pronouns for both 'The Dutch' and 'The United Kingdom', respectively
E) In establishing an overseas colonial empire, The Dutch were aided in shipping and trade by its skills while the United Kingdom lost many of its - 'The Dutch' requires a plural pronoun 'their'.

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15 Jun 2018, 02:07
Why the dutch requires plural verb?

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