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Without hiding the fact that the destruction of Athens was one of their most important objectives, the multitudinous Persian army, led by Xerxes and nine of his generals, marched westward toward Greece in the spring and summer of 480 BCE.

A. was one of their most important objectives
B. was one of its most important objectives
C. was one of the objectives they considered to be most important
D. having been one of its most important objectives
E. is one of its most important objectives
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Without hiding the fact that the destruction of Athens was one of their most important objectives, the multitudinous Persian army, led by Xerxes and nine of his generals, marched westward toward Greece in the spring and summer of 480 BCE.

A. was one of their most important objectives
B. was one of its most important objectives
C. was one of the objectives they considered to be most important
D. having been one of its most important objectives
E. is one of its most important objectives


"was" is correct since the tense here is past simple.

"their" is wrong since it refers to "the multitudinous Persian army". It should be "it".

C is wordy. B is the answer.
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Without hiding the fact that the destruction of Athens was one of their most important objectives, the multitudinous Persian army, led by Xerxes and nine of his generals, marched westward toward Greece in the spring and summer of 480 BCE.

A. was one of their most important objectives - Its because the pronoun refers to army which is collective noun. Hence singular.
B. was one of its most important objectives - Hold. Seems correct.
C. was one of the objectives they considered to be most important - Same as A
D. having been one of its most important objectives
E. is one of its most important objectives - Tense is past> "was" instead of is
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A wrong. Army is collective noun.so Singular has to be used.their is wrong.
B correct.uses is for singular noun army. Even before the march happened,objective was decided. So has to be in past tense
C holds wrong subject prounoun.army is represented here as they.
D wrong.having been is present perfect continuous. The objective is over and nt continued until now.
E has wrong tense was.

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Kritesh wrote:
Without hiding the fact that the destruction of Athens was one of their most important objectives, the multitudinous Persian army, led by Xerxes and nine of his generals, marched westward toward Greece in the spring and summer of 480 BCE.

A. was one of their most important objectives
B. was one of its most important objectives
C. was one of the objectives they considered to be most important
D. having been one of its most important objectives
E. is one of its most important objectives


B is the correct answer

past tense should be used as it happened in the past "was" and the pronoun should refere to the army "it's"

B& C left; C is too wordy and B is the correct answer
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