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Hi guys, tripped in the below SCs :( can someone please explain the answers ?

While depressed property values can hurt some large investors, they are potentially devastating for home-owners, whose equity—in many cases representing a life’s savings—can plunge or even disappear.

(A) they are potentially devastating for homeowners, whose
(B) they can potentially devastate homeowners in that their
(C) for homeowners they are potentially devastating, because their
(D) for homeowners, it is potentially devastating in that their
(E) it can potentially devastate homeowners, whose


While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people’s attitudes toward pirating, others by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.

(A) by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling


With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract
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While depressed property values can hurt some large investors, they are potentially devastating for home-owners, whose equity—in many cases representing a life’s savings—can plunge or even disappear.

(A) they are potentially devastating for homeowners, whose
Correct
(B) they can potentially devastate homeowners in that their
their has no clear referent…it can refer to they also
(C) for homeowners they are potentially devastating, because their
their has no clear referent…it can refer to they also
(D) for homeowners, it is potentially devastating in that their
it singular..out
(E) it can potentially devastate homeowners, whose
it singular ..out
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While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people’s attitudes toward pirating, others by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.

(A) by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling


Propose… suggest….still others call are parallel

C
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 01:53
With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract
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i am not very clear with the meaning of the 3rd SC....can anyone help
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 03:16
[quote="apache"]With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) [b]is[/b] looking to [b]its[/b] waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) [b]is [/b]looking at [b]its[/b] waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to [b]its [/b]waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts [b]as a way they can [/b]improve the quality of urban life and attract[/quote]

The confussion comes with the use of 'that'. In my opinion, 'that' is referring to the 'communities', therefore A and B are out (the verb should be 'ARE'). With the same criteria, D is out because it uses the pronoun 'it' (again, 'that' refers to 'the communities' so the pronoun should be 'their').
E is awkward "..as a way they can.." is wrong!
Therefore, my answer is C:
-correct use of the verb 'are' to refer to 'communities' (plural)
-correct use of the pronoun 'their'
-parallel structure "..to improve...., and [to] attract..."
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 03:21
[quote="apache"]While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people’s attitudes toward pirating, others by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.

(A) by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling


[b]Propose… suggest….still others call are parallel

C[/b][/quote]

I don't think that the 'parallelism' in C is correct..
"...propose to combat..., suggest the reduction..., and call for..."
It look like "... verb+verb....., verb+noun,.... and verb.."
I would prefer the structure of E, although it doesn't sound very well either...
In E you have something like this: "...propose to combat..., suggest reducing...., and are calling...".
What do you think?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 07:24
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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract

>>A,B are out because are is required
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
"their " is required
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract
>>wordy

hence C
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