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468. Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in 886 did not mean that he also won the loyalty of its citizens: the invading Danes were well aware of this weakness and used it to their advantage in 893.
(A) Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in 886 did not mean that he a
(B) The fact that King Alfred had occupied and fortified London in 886 did not mean that he had
(C) Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in 886, it did not mean he
(D) The fact that King Alfred occupied and fortified London in 886, it did not mean that he
(E) Just because King Alfred had occupied and fortified London in 886, it did not mean he
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2006, 11:41
^ C ^

At first i thought that "the fact that" would be the correct usage but in B "had occupied" is wrong. In D there is "it" after the comma and it is redundant.

In A the subject is missing.

In E " had occupied" is wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2006, 19:49
I'll go for B.
I think starting sentence with ' The Fact ' sounds more apt than using
' Just because '.
That leaves B and D. D is wrong for the reason given by selene.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2006, 09:28
OA is B.

Does this mean that "just because" is not idiomatic????
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2006, 04:46
May be 'Just because' is not idiomatic. B looks better.
I also believe that 'had' is not wrong in B.
If we convert this sentence in present tense then we say:

The fact that King Alfred has occupied and fortified London does not mean that he has won the loyalty of its citizens.

Similary, In the past tense:

The fact that King Alfred had occupied and fortified London did not mean that he had won the loyalty of its citizens.
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Re: SC - King Alfred [#permalink] New post 20 May 2010, 20:15
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"Just because" and "just like" are not idiomatic.

"Just as... so..." is idiomatic.
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Re: SC - King Alfred [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 13:14
Why we use Past perfect? There is no need to indicate that one event occurred before another.
Actually B looks better (the fact .... did not mean), but I excluded it because of wrong (as I thought) tense.
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Re: SC - King Alfred [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2011, 03:13
alexpiers wrote:
Why we use Past perfect? There is no need to indicate that one event occurred before another.
Actually B looks better (the fact .... did not mean), but I excluded it because of wrong (as I thought) tense.



Exactly!
But, among all the options, B was better.
I certainly agree that the use of past perfect was not necessary.(Especially, when there are explicit details of years in the statement)
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Re: Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2012, 08:57
Imo is b
1.- we should use had occupied, since one event ocurred before another. Then we only have choices b and e.
2.- choice E in incorrect, as there is no clear subject before the coma.
Therefore B is the answer

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Re: Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2012, 09:22
not sure..went with C, but B looks better..
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Re: Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2012, 09:51
Its B. also

for the following three choices
(C) Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in 886, it did not mean he
(D) The fact that King Alfred occupied and fortified London in 886, it did not mean that he
(E) Just because King Alfred had occupied and fortified London in 886, it did not mean he

where is the antecedent for "it"?
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Re: Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2012, 09:52
Actually past participle looks rational since there is a second part of the sentence.
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