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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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New post 10 Dec 2017, 09:17
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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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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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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