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Sentence Correction: Pronoun Questions - Overview and Grammatical Mistake

Although the platoon was supposed to go around the fighting zone and flank the enemy forces, it ended up getting into and crossing the battleground.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect as a result of omitting the preposition into

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This answer choice is grammatically incorrect as a result of omitting the preposition into.

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Furthermore, this answer changes the meaning of the original sentence by replacing the words ended up with decided to.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. The word eventually repeats the meaning expressed by the phrase ended up, creating redundancy.

Since there is an answer choice which is grammatically correct and does not create such redundancy, it is preferable to this answer choice.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The plural pronoun they does not agree with the singular noun platoon to which it refers.

One could argue that the pronoun they agrees with the enemy forces, which makes this answer choice grammatically correct, but in this case the original meaning is changed since in the original sentence, it is the platoon who ended up advancing through and crossing the battleground, not the enemy forces.

Correct!

There Split Construction here is correct as the first verb (getting) includes the preposition it requires (into).

it ended up getting into and crossing
they ended up getting into and crossing
it ended up getting and crossing
it eventually ended up getting through and crossing
it decided to get and cross