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# As the housing affordability gap widens, middle-income

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As the housing affordability gap widens, middle-income families are especially hard-hit, and these families can no longer qualify to buy homes, and rising rental rates force them to use far more than the standard 25 percent of their incomes for housing, leaving them with no equity or tax write-offs to offset the expenditures.

(A) and these families can no longer qualify to buy homes, and
(B) since these families can no longer afford to buy homes, furthermore
(C) for these families can no longer afford to buy homes, yet
(D) and these families can no longer afford to buy homes; however,
(E) and these families can no longer afford to buy homes, for
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12 Nov 2008, 17:04
i think furthermore is the right use here..going with B

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12 Nov 2008, 18:26
B or C ... confused ... "furthermore" sounds better.

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12 Nov 2008, 19:26
OA is C

its not really self-explainatory
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13 Nov 2008, 00:33
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yes, it is pretty easy. The biggest clue is "yet"- this is used to show a contradiction (they do not qualify to buy houses but spend more than 25% of their income)
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13 Nov 2008, 18:12
I agree that yet shows contrast and OA is C.

This is one those Q's/format's that need explanation from some one like grumpyoldman.

I have seen another Q with for and yet format.

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13 Nov 2008, 18:27
Hmmmmmm

“and” incorrectly coordinates – eliminate A, D and E

(A) and these families can no longer qualify to buy homes, and
(B) since these families can no longer afford to buy homes, furthermore [ Hold]
(C) for these families can no longer afford to buy homes, yet [ “for” functions as Because and correctly coordinates, but “yet” introduces something contrasting information yet fails to deliver the message]
(D) and these families can no longer afford to buy homes; however,
(E) and these families can no longer afford to buy homes, for

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Re: SC Housing gap   [#permalink] 13 Nov 2008, 18:27
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