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Bob won the fishing competition because he caught three pounds greater

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Bob won the fishing competition because he caught three pounds greater than his closest rival George.

a) caught three pounds greater than
b) has caught three pounds better than
c) would have caught three pounds more than
d) caught better than three pounds greater to
e) had caught three pounds more than

I don't get it. Why do we need to put past perfect after because?
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Past perfect is necessary.

Past perfect tense shows that some event occurred before some other event in the past.

There are 2 tenses in the statement. 1st. Won and 2nd. Caught. Now the event of winning the competition happened after he caught the fish. And both of these events are related directly hence a past perfect is necessary. Past perfect is used to describe an earlier event of the two ( if they are related ) .

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Bob won the fishing competition because he caught three pounds greater than his closest rival George.


a) caught three pounds greater than

b) has caught three pounds better than

c) would have caught three pounds more than

d) caught better than three pounds greater to

e) had caught three pounds more than


Only (E) makes sense
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