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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 14:31
This is an unknown source per Ron Purewal.
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 15:16
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This is an unknown source per Ron Purewal.
http://www.beatthegmat.com/controversia ... 73331.html



That explains it! Yup, it's a faulty question and options D and E both seem right for Ron (I had picked E, I have no idea why so many people picked B).

I wonder if there is a way to flag such questions so that future students don't have to face such issues.
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 15:21
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 12:45
I need some help here. I wanted to choose D but "paying the balance." was not underlined so I was under the impression we could not replace that part. I chose A because that was the only selection that made logical sense without replacing the "paying the balance.". I saw how D worked but I could not see how D worked with the phrase "paying the balance." at the end.
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 06:16
Is this question written correctly?

"will be responsible for paying paying the balance"?
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 06:37
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Is this question written correctly?

"will be responsible for paying paying the balance"?


Are you asking me or the writer of the question?
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 07:45
Hi Philz - Yes clearly a typo in the original question.

Rest assured that this is not the sort of thing that would happen on the test :)
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2013, 10:45
between D and E why not D because we should use simple tense when stating a fact.
Future tense used for certaintity and it is a law that spouse has to pay. There is no certaintity...it is a fact.
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Re: Controversial mortgage =V1 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2014, 08:21
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IMO D

This is a hypothetical "If...then..." clause. (Note: then is optional in the sentence)
When we want to predict something conditional about the future, we can use the present tense in the if clause and will + the base form of the verb in the result clause.
Thus option C and E are out for using "is" instead of "will".

The correct Idiom is "Responsible for" and NOT "Responsible to". E.g I'm responsible for my low gmat scores.
Thus option B and C is out for using incorrect idiom "Responsible to".

Option A is wordy and awkward.


Hey, is the 'for + -ing' form all right in D? I thought 'for' followed by a gerund isn't appropriate! But, is 'paying' a gerund here?
Any thoughts will be appreciated! Thanks!
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2014, 01:51
Why not A ? Reponsibilites that include - indicate possibility of other responsibilities as well whereas the other options do not indicate this
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2014, 01:17
The underline in the question is incorrect. pay should be included.
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Re: Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2014, 07:51
Was the underline incorrectly put in this one? Or is it that we've to infer to understand the question aswell ;)
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