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# During the 1980s, home mortgage foreclosures resulted in

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During the 1980s, home mortgage foreclosures resulted in thousands of Americans being evicted from homes <that they can> no longer afford mortgage payments.

The reasonable alternatives are:
(a) that they could
(b) for which they could

Which one would you pick and why?

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25 Jan 2004, 17:47
I would pick B.

B clearly says for what mortgage is for.
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25 Jan 2004, 19:40
To me, use of word "they" seems confusing. it stands for "homes" or for "americans". B seems ok out of these choices.
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18 Sep 2011, 23:18
I would go for B.

home mortgage foreclosures is the subject & 'for' clearly refers to that.

Also the use of they is confusing & has no clear antecedent.
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