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

A. ......
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

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

A. ......
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

B. they can potentially devastate homeowners in that their
"in that their equity" is not idiomatic
C. for homeowners they are potentially devastating, because their
"their" is refer to "homeowners" or to "depressed property values". not clear

the subject is "depressed property values": plural. "it" is wrong
D. for homeowners, it is potentially devastating in that their
E. it can potentially devastate homeowners , whose

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19 Mar 2013, 21:42
I think it's A.

B is wordy.

C is awkward in my opinion.

D and E say "it" instead of "they" and are awkward in construction.
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