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During the recession of 1973, home mortgage foreclosures resulted in tens of thousands of Americans being evicted from homes that they can no longer afford monthly payments.

(A)
(B) that they could
(C) on which they can
(D) because they could
(E) for which they could
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02 Aug 2004, 09:48
becoolja wrote:
During the recession of 1973, home mortgage foreclosures resulted in tens of thousands of Americans being evicted from homes that they can no longer afford monthly payments.

(A)
(B) that they could
(C) on which they can
(D) because they could
(E) for which they could

Is it E?

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02 Aug 2004, 10:04
Agree with E
This is happening in the past. "could" represents ability to do something when talking in the past tense.
Ex: I think I can do it
Ex: I thought I could do it
A and C are out
"for which" in E is best here because monthly payments are being paid on mortgages, monthly payments are a components of home mortgages and "for which" best conveys that
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