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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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My logic -

Involves parallelism - "not able to meet".......will be responsible to pay

What is OA
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agree with B.
If Clause & Parallelism

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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.
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sure, the idiom is "responsibility to" and not "responsible to".

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irajeevsingh wrote:
sure, the idiom is "responsibility to" and not "responsible to".


both '[the] responsibility to', and 'responsible for' are the correct idioms

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irajeevsingh wrote:
sure, the idiom is "responsibility to" and not "responsible to".

irajeevsingh wrote:
Should be B.

So that contradicts your answer of B, which says "will be responsible to pay "
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New post 23 Jul 2009, 02:25
go with D.

good explanation bigoyal. +1

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i 'd for D

my logic behind was that since paying the mortgage is an act with continuity, then the -ing form of the verb is more appropriate. if going for ing then have to choose "for" over to
i agree with all of you above re choosing "will" over "is"

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New post 01 Jul 2010, 23:28
to be "responsible for" is to be accountable, or chargeable with being
the author or cause of something. Paying for the consequences of you
actions or inactions. For example, US is responsible
for the state of insecurity in Afghanistan.

To be "responsible to", I think should be a form of loyalty (or being
answerable) to a higher authority...is it? for example, the House of Reps
is responsible to the upper Senate.

D, in this instance, is the correct option.
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D, 'responsible for' sounds good

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Good summary...

I incorrectly picked B also. Must memorize idiom:

responsibility to
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responsible for
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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.
*will have responsibilities that include
* will be responsible to pay
* is responsible to pay
* will be responsible for paying
* is responsible for paying

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Between B and D

responsible to / responsible for. responsible for means accountable for. Hence D

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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.



*will have responsibilities that include
* will be responsible to pay
* is responsible to pay
* will be responsible for paying
* is responsible for paying


Wow, I though E would be the answer.
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very good question. I fell for B because I didnt know the idioms.

The correct idioms are;

"responsible for" --> The termites were responsible for the damage
"responsibility to" --> It was his responsibility to take care of himself.

Hence D.

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It's simply first conditional and + responsible for
That's all

Thanks anyway good question

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rlevochkin wrote:
zest4mba 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.



*will have responsibilities that include
* will be responsible to pay
* is responsible to pay
* will be responsible for paying
* is responsible for paying


Wow, I though E would be the answer.


Its a statement referring to an act in the future so "is" present tense is ruled out

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nusmavrik wrote:
Between B and D

responsible to / responsible for. responsible for means accountable for. Hence D



please elaborate why not E .. I reckon ... the use of word "will " is critical here ..

Will denotes a command / authority ....


am I correcr or is it the simple usage of future tense ??

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if is simple if and then clause ...
if ... is ... then ... will....... not will have ....
for will have ... then there should be would in the if clause.

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