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# Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if

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09 Jul 2012, 15:31
This is an unknown source per Ron Purewal.
http://www.beatthegmat.com/controversia ... 73331.html
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09 Jul 2012, 16:16
mourinhogmat1 wrote:
This is an unknown source per Ron Purewal.
http://www.beatthegmat.com/controversia ... 73331.html

That explains it! Yup, it's a faulty question and options D and E both seem right for Ron (I had picked E, I have no idea why so many people picked B).

I wonder if there is a way to flag such questions so that future students don't have to face such issues.
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09 Jul 2012, 16:21
Without know nothing about idioms , logic lead you straight to D
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09 Jul 2013, 13:45
I need some help here. I wanted to choose D but "paying the balance." was not underlined so I was under the impression we could not replace that part. I chose A because that was the only selection that made logical sense without replacing the "paying the balance.". I saw how D worked but I could not see how D worked with the phrase "paying the balance." at the end.
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10 Jul 2013, 07:16
Is this question written correctly?

"will be responsible for paying paying the balance"?
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10 Jul 2013, 07:37
Tochenzo wrote:
Is this question written correctly?

"will be responsible for paying paying the balance"?

Are you asking me or the writer of the question?
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10 Jul 2013, 08:45
Hi Philz - Yes clearly a typo in the original question.

Rest assured that this is not the sort of thing that would happen on the test
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13 Jul 2013, 11:45
between D and E why not D because we should use simple tense when stating a fact.
Future tense used for certaintity and it is a law that spouse has to pay. There is no certaintity...it is a fact.
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15 Apr 2014, 09:21
bigoyal wrote:
IMO D

This is a hypothetical "If...then..." clause. (Note: then is optional in the sentence)
When we want to predict something conditional about the future, we can use the present tense in the if clause and will + the base form of the verb in the result clause.
Thus option C and E are out for using "is" instead of "will".

The correct Idiom is "Responsible for" and NOT "Responsible to". E.g I'm responsible for my low gmat scores.
Thus option B and C is out for using incorrect idiom "Responsible to".

Option A is wordy and awkward.

Hey, is the 'for + -ing' form all right in D? I thought 'for' followed by a gerund isn't appropriate! But, is 'paying' a gerund here?
Any thoughts will be appreciated! Thanks!
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09 Jun 2014, 02:51
Why not A ? Reponsibilites that include - indicate possibility of other responsibilities as well whereas the other options do not indicate this
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10 Jun 2014, 02:17
The underline in the question is incorrect. pay should be included.
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24 Jun 2014, 08:51
Was the underline incorrectly put in this one? Or is it that we've to infer to understand the question aswell
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01 Dec 2014, 00:50
Nice question , but can be solved by simple rule

Conditional if sentence is used in present tense +then -->'will' be used

'Responsible for' will be correct idiom -Both will converse to option 'D' +1

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27 Dec 2015, 11:06
Basic split is between Future (will have/will be) Vs Present tense (is)

The original sentence mentions If this happens, then that will happen. So we need to stay in that tone. So C and E are out.

the correct idiom for responsible is "Responsible For", so D is the right answer.

tenaman10 wrote:
Controversial mortgage laws passed last year state that, if at any point during the maturation period of the loan the person in whose name it is taken is not able to meet the payments, that person’s spouse will have responsibilities that include paying the balance.

(A) will have responsibilities that include paying
(B) will be responsible to pay
(C) is responsible to pay
(D) will be responsible for paying
(E) is responsible for paying
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25 Feb 2016, 02:28
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Were you able to get an answer for your query.? Because I picked answer choice 'E' for the exact same reasons: the bill has already been passed so why 'will be' which expresses uncertainty is used.?
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