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Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser

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Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he invested heavily in the development of the browser.

A. Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he

B. Even though Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete,

C. Even though Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 after hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he

D. Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he

E. Bill Gates originally rejecting the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete,

I was stuck with A and D. How to choose between the two?

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Re: Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser  [#permalink]

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10 Nov 2017, 05:56
tejasridarsi wrote:
Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he invested heavily in the development of the browser.

A. Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he
B. Even though Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete,
C. Even though Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 after hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he
D. Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he
E. Bill Gates originally rejecting the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete,

I was stuck with A and D. How to choose between the two?

Hi,
Since you are looking at the difference between A and D.
The only difference in the two is " use of had"...
Had is ofcourse used to indicate an earlier event when compared to a later event.
Here originally itself suggests an earlier time.

Also the part after BUT talks of two different time intervals and correctly uses HAD
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Re: Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser  [#permalink]

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10 Nov 2017, 07:36
chetan2u wrote:
tejasridarsi wrote:
Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he invested heavily in the development of the browser.

A. Bill Gates had originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he
B. Even though Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete,
C. Even though Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 after hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he
D. Bill Gates originally rejected the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete, he
E. Bill Gates originally rejecting the idea of a dedicated browser, but in 1997 on hearing that the Netscape browser had demonstrated the potential to make Windows obsolete,

I was stuck with A and D. How to choose between the two?

Hi,
Since you are looking at the difference between A and D.
The only difference in the two is " use of had"...
Had is ofcourse used to indicate an earlier event when compared to a later event.
Here originally itself suggests an earlier time.

Also the part after BUT talks of two different time intervals and correctly uses HAD

But the OA is D. I thought the same way as you said. Picked A over D.

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