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The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously delinquent or in such trouble that they do not expect payments when due. (A) they do not expect payments when (B) it does not expect payments when it is (C) it does not expect payments to be made when they are (D) payments are not to be expected to be paid when (E) payments are not expected to be paid when they will be Manager Joined: 02 Apr 2004 Posts: 224 Location: Utrecht Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Sep 2004, 08:16 I have C too. Same reasoning as Bhai. Regards, Alex Director Joined: 20 Jul 2004 Posts: 593 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 83 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Sep 2004, 08:32 I selected C too, but went bact to B (best among the worst). My reasoning: How can payments be "they"? It has to be "those". GMAT Club Legend Joined: 15 Dec 2003 Posts: 4302 Followers: 33 Kudos [?]: 315 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Sep 2004, 09:33 C it is with correct pronoun reference: it -- bank they -- payments _________________ Best Regards, Paul Director Joined: 20 Jul 2004 Posts: 593 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 83 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Sep 2004, 10:16 Paul wrote: C it is with correct pronoun reference: it -- bank they -- payments Paul, I thought "they" ae for living beings and "those" are for objects. Still, I am doubtfull, since per bartleby.com, "those" is not listed as a pronoun. http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/052.html GMAT Club Legend Joined: 15 Dec 2003 Posts: 4302 Followers: 33 Kudos [?]: 315 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Sep 2004, 12:44 "they" can also refer to objects just as much as "whose" can apply to inanimate things. Although it is not very common, it is not grammatically wrong. Ex: Those pens I lent you, I ask that they be returned to me right now. _________________ Best Regards, Paul Manager Joined: 04 Apr 2010 Posts: 163 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 31 Re: Hard SC- 11 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Jul 2011, 20:24 got confused between C and E. E is passive so went for C. +1 for C. _________________ Consider me giving KUDOS, if you find my post helpful. If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. ~Anonymous Intern Joined: 30 Jan 2011 Posts: 19 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 4 Re: Hard SC- 11 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Jul 2011, 10:38 The question is from The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review - 2nd Edition (Question 50) OA is [Reveal] Spoiler: C . According to the OE, [Reveal] Spoiler: active voice is preferred (the passive voice in D and E leaves unclear who does not expect the payments to be made.) Re: Hard SC- 11 [#permalink] 10 Jul 2011, 10:38 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: 1 With construction costs estimated at$3.2 billion, 1 06 Jun 2014, 09:13
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