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Affording strategic proximity to the Strait of Gibraltar, [#permalink]
03 Sep 2008, 10:04
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Affording strategic proximity to the Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco was also of interest to the French throughout the first half of the twentieth century because they assumed that if they did not hold it, their grip on Algeria was always insecure.
(A) if they did not hold it, their grip on Algeria was always insecure (B) without it their grip on Algeria would never be secure (C) their grip on Algeria was not ever secure if they did not hold it (D) without that, they could never be secure about their grip on Algeria (E) never would their grip on Algeria be secure if they did not hold it
Please post the OA, because i'm curious. I agree with hibloom that E is ambiguous, but, on the other hand, it has the correct form of an "if...then" clause. In B "it" is tricky and i'm not sure that B is better than E.