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Just because King Alfred occupied and fortified London in

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07 Oct 2008, 10:12
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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
(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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07 Oct 2008, 10:14
A

B is a close second, but i dont think we use past perfect here and I think we need the contrast that "just because" offers
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07 Oct 2008, 11:17
C,D,E - pronoun it is wrong

A & B

B - sounds passive, I cant spot error except for 2 "had", which I dont know if its an error.

A for me
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09 Oct 2008, 03:32
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Correct option is (B)

we need had as there are two incidents happened on 883 & 893.
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09 Oct 2008, 13:15
past perfect wont be required here as 2 different years (886 and 893) are used.
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09 Oct 2008, 15:58
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09 Oct 2008, 16:56

looks like there is no OA on either thread. Anyone have the OA?
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10 Oct 2008, 10:04
OA is B
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10 Oct 2008, 11:51
What is wrong in A ? "Just because" is not correct usage ?
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