The United States Navy announced that, beginning next year, they plan to close several of their bases in order to reduce

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The United States Navy announced that, beginning next year, they plan to close several of their bases in order to reduce operating expenses.


A. they plan to close several of their bases

B. they are planning to close several of their bases

C. it plans to close several of its bases

D. they plan several closures of their bases

E. it plans to close several of their bases


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Option A - incorrect
The wrong use of pronouns. This option uses the plural pronouns 'their' and 'they' to replace the singular subject 'the United States Navy.' Whereas the subject is a singular subject and it requires a singular pronoun 'it.'

Option B - incorrect
This is incorrect as it uses the wrong pronoun to modify the subject just like it does in option A.

Option C - correct
This answer choice uses the correct form of pronoun to modify the subject. I.e it modifies the subject with the singular pronoun 'it.'

Option D - incorrect
It has the same issue as option A and B above. It uses the pronoun 'their' and 'they' to modify the singular subject 'the United States Nacy.'

Option E - incorrect
This option seems partially correct but it is wrong because it firsts modifies the subject with the singular subject 'it.' Then, it modifies the same subject with a plural pronoun 'their'. So, therefore, it is wrong.