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Despite its capture of the city of Washington during the War of 1812, the overall military aims of Great Britain were not achieved during the conflict.

A. (A) Despite its capture of the city of Washington during the War of 1812, the overall military aims of Great Britain were not achieved during the conflict.
B. (B) Despite its capture of the city of Washington during the War of 1812, the overall military aims of Great Britain were not achieved as a result of the conflict.
C. (C) Despite its capture of the city of Washington during the War of 1812, Great Britain did not achieve its overall military aims in the conflict.
D. (D) Despite its capturing the city of Washington during the War of 1812, Great Britain did not achieve the overall military aims in the conflict.
E. (E) Despite its capturing the city of Washington during the War of 1812, Great Britain’s military aims were not achieved by the conflict.
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Despite its capture of the city of Washington during the War of 1812, the overall military aims of Great Britain were not achieved during the conflict.

A. (A) Despite its capture of the city of Washington during the War of 1812, the overall military aims of Great Britain were not achieved during the conflict.
B. (B) Despite its capture of the city of Washington during the War of 1812, the overall military aims of Great Britain were not achieved as a result of the conflict.
C. (C) Despite its capture of the city of Washington during the War of 1812, Great Britain did not achieve its overall military aims in the conflict.
D. (D) Despite its capturing the city of Washington during the War of 1812, Great Britain did not achieve the overall military aims in the conflict.
E. (E) Despite its capturing the city of Washington during the War of 1812, Great Britain’s military aims were not achieved by the conflict.


(A) The pronoun its should refer to Great Britain; in this sentence, it refers to the overall military aims of Great Britain

(B) The pronoun its should refer to Great Britain; in this sentence, it refers to the overall military aims of Great Britain

(C) Correct. The pronoun its refers to Great Britain

(D) achieve the overall military aims is unclear

(E) The pronoun its seems to refer to Great Britain’s military aims


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Can someone elaborate on the error in option D?
Is the usage "Despite its capturing the city of Washington" correct? If yes, which one is preferred between this and the one in option ie "Despite its capture of the city of Washington"?

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