[ADS-L] "fact" again

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon Jul 14 17:38:46 UTC 2008

The sentence is just some kind of awkward syntactic blend. I think "fact" 
merely means "fact." The meaning is just, '... had not ruled out [it being a] 
fact that the ads were fake."


... police had not ruled out [it being] the prince that had spiked the punch 

In a message dated 7/14/08 11:02:59 AM, wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM writes:

> BBC thinks it means "possibility":
> 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7503519.stm (July 12):
> The classified ads site also appears to be a place where those needing the 
> services of a killer might go....Police spokesman Miguel Amelio...told the 
> Reforma newspaper that police had not ruled out the fact that the ads were fake, 
> but all were being investigated.
> JL

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