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    Should " their orders" be "the order"?

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    Pang Tong instructed Wei Yan and Huang Zhong: "As many as they are, not one is to go back, cavalry or foot." Wei Yan and Huang Zhong went to carry out their orders. Meanwhile, Yang Huai and Gao Pei, carrying concealed weapons and ...

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    Re: Should " their orders" be "the order"?

    Pang Tong instructed Wei Yan and Huang Zhong: "As many as they are, not one is to go back, cavalry or foot." Wei Yan and Huang Zhong went to carry out their orders.

    Because Wei Yan and Huang Zhong then proceeded to capture two hundred men and and take them before Xuande to learn their fate, it's reasonable to assume that their instructions were more complex than merely the final command to do their job thoroughly, so "orders" seems appropriate.

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