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    did not commit a crime just because

    Are these correct:

    1-He did not commit a crime because some people say he did. He committed a crime because the evidence shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that he did.

    2-He did not commit a crime just because some people say he did. He committed a crime because the evidence shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that he did.

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    3-He did not commit a crime because some people say he did. After examining the evidence, we came to the conclusion that he is innocent.


    4-He did not commit a crime just because some people say he did. After examining the evidence, we came to the conclusion that he is innocent.


    1 and 2 are supposed to mean the same and 3 and 4 are supposed to mean the same.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: did not commit a crime just because

    2 and 4 are more correct than 1 and 3, which I'd call wrong, at least in writing, since you have no intonation to disambiguate the sentence. There are often problems with 'because'. In fact, he didn't commit the crime because of the overwhelming evidence against him. He did it because he was poor and his family was starving (if you agree with the sociological theory of crime).

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    Re: did not commit a crime just because

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these correct:

    1-He did not commit a crime because some people say he did. He committed a crime because the evidence shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that he did.

    2-He did not commit a crime just because some people say he did. He committed a crime because the evidence shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that he did.

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    3-He did not commit a crime because some people say he did. After examining the evidence, we came to the conclusion that he is innocent.


    4-He did not commit a crime just because some people say he did. After examining the evidence, we came to the conclusion that he is innocent.


    1 and 2 are supposed to mean the same and 3 and 4 are supposed to mean the same.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    I agree with Raymott. When you use "because" without "just" it appears that the motive for the crime is what people said. That is obviusly not the case.

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