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    Although Napoleon's army entered Russia with far more supplies than it had had for any previous campain, it had provisions for only twenty-four days.

    can the "it had had" be ommitted?


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    Re: comparison

    You can omit "it had had for."

    The function of that expression is simply to restate whose army had supplies. Redundant, at best. Remember the stronger a sentence is, usually, the shorter it is.


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    Re: comparison

    what i was concerned is that "entered" and "had had" are different verb tense. So there's no problem with the different verb tense?

    thanks for answering

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