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# Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 3): Due to ongoing instability

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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes

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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes

Explanation:
(A) that cannot refer to people. OUT
(B) same as (A). OUT
(C) CORRECT. Concisely conveys the intended meaning.
(D) Wordy version of (C). OUT
(E) Wordy. OUT.

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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults - that cannot be used for people

(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes - that cannot be used for people

(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood - its like homes are bought in young adulthood

(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes - correct

(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes - the period 'young adulthood' is important
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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes
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Meaning is important in solving the question. Let's take a look at answer choice one by one.
A- In Gmat , using ''that'' to refer to people is not accepted. So, drop this answer choice.
B - the same mistake as in A.
C - ''who'' correctly refers to people. Sentence gives logical meaning. Hold on this choice.
D- using ''at one time'' between two verbs does not sounds natural, but Gmat doesnt care the sound. Anyways, lets hold this one too.
E - ''who,when they were...'' when is used to refer to a time , but there is not an appropriate noun to be modified by ''when'' - drop this choice.

So, between C and D.
''At one time'' is wordier than '' once'' and answer choice C is better than D.
C is our winner.
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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes

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(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults. Incorrect. It here is ambiguous
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes: Incorrect. Grammatically correct but awkward
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood. Correct - most concise
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes. Incorrect - grammatically correct but at one time is ambiguous
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes: Incorrect. This is wordy and phrases can be simplified
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B would be the correct answer in my opinion.
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A and B use 'that' here 'who' is apt. Out of C D and E, C seems correct with 'might once' against 'at one time'

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Modifying people needs to use who hence A and B are out.
C is less ambiguous
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The correct option is (E), "who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes." This option is the most grammatically correct and concise option. The other options are either grammatically incorrect or too wordy.

Option (A), "that might at one time have bought homes as young adults," is grammatically incorrect because it uses the relative pronoun "that" to refer to a group of people. The relative pronoun "that" can only be used to refer to singular nouns or pronouns.
Option (B), "that as young adults might once have bought homes," is also grammatically incorrect because it uses the relative pronoun "that" to refer to a group of people.
Option (C), "who might once have bought homes in young adulthood," is a grammatically correct option, but it is not as clear in meaning as option (E).
Option (D), "who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes," is also grammatically correct, but it is not as clear in meaning as option (E).
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The meaning of this sentence is that it may have been more common for young adults of a previous generation to have purchased a home, but that is no longer the case.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
Immediately remove because you should use the word 'who' for people as opposed to the word 'that'

(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
Immediately remove because you should use the word 'who' for people as opposed to the word 'that'

(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
Correct! Fits the meaning of the young adults of today choosing to forego buying homes in favor of renting.

(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
People are not collectively purchasing a home at one singular time.

(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes
People are not collectively purchasing a home at one singular time, and this sentence incorrectly changes the meaning to be that the people are no longer young adults.
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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults -- there should be who instead of that
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes -- there should be who instead of that
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood -- IMO this should be correct
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes -- wrong meaning.
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes -- incorrect use of tense and wordy
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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes

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Experts please tell whether the usage of due to is correct here?

we cannot use that for humans
D and E changes the meaning
C is the winner
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2/3 split
who is correct over that as modifying people

(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood correct option
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes meaning issue
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes we have essential modifier issue they referring to people ..

OPTION C is correct

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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes

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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes

modify "many people" => "who" not "that" => A,B out
among C,D,E
"once" is more precise than "at one time" => C >D,E
placement of modifier, i.e. the adv "once" or "at one time"-> between might and have -> C>E>D
Hence "might once have" is the best

Pick C
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Answer is C
Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
Need use who to refer people
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
Same mistake as A
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
Correct. Clearly conveys the intended meaning
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
the intended meaning is that people don't buy but rent homes due to the market. one time here is inaccurate. what about another time?
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes
Again, at one time. also the construct of this sentence is weird.
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Due to ongoing instability in the real estate market, many people that might at one time have bought homes as young adults are choosing to forgo such purchases in favor of living in rented accommodations.

(A) that might at one time have bought homes as young adults
(B) that as young adults might once have bought homes
(C) who might once have bought homes in young adulthood
(D) who in young adulthood might have at one time bought homes
(E) who, when they were young adults, might at one time have bought homes

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We're talking about people, so modifiers starting with "who" are the correct ones. A & B are out. E places essential information between two commas. D is wordy and awkward. C is our answer, clear and crisp.
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The correct answer is D
Statement A and B use that to refer to people which is incorrect
Statement C uses who which is right, however it alters the intended meaning of the sentence.
Statement D uses who which is correct along with the correct sentence structure. Hence is correct
Statement E sounds awkward and wordy
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