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# Despite the financial setbacks of the last three years

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06 Mar 2018, 14:06
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Despite the financial setbacks of the last three years, Ms. Hanson bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them

A. bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them

B. is betting that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it

C. is betting that there are still many East Coast women having considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of that

D. has been betting that there were still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it

E. is betting that there will still be many East Coast women with considerable capital who would be ready to redeploy part of these

I wonder how come "capital who are" is correct since modifier "who"can only refer to people?
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06 Mar 2018, 19:44
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I would also go with B. As IT refers to capital so only B and D has the correct reference. B is I'm present tense and D is present perfect tense which isn't required here

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06 Mar 2018, 19:46
B

Here who refers to women not the capital

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ihsanakturk wrote:
Despite the financial setbacks of the last three years, Ms. Hanson bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them

A. bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them

B. is betting that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it

C. is betting that there are still many East Coast women having considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of that

D. has been betting that there were still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it

E. is betting that there will still be many East Coast women with considerable capital who would be ready to redeploy part of these

I wonder how come "capital who are" is correct since modifier "who"can only refer to people?

Who are - refers to women, it is ok.
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07 Mar 2018, 21:50
Can someone explain why C is wrong?

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05 Apr 2018, 10:29
I have seen many similar patterns to that in this question many times.
I cant believe this question is sub 600.
Main issues are "is V-ing", "who..." and "part of it"
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10 Apr 2018, 05:55
ihsanakturk wrote:
Despite the financial setbacks of the last three years, Ms. Hanson bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them

A. bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them --> SV error

B. is betting that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it --> correct

C. is betting that there are still many East Coast women having considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of that --> having cannot modify women

D. has been betting that there were still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it --> tense error

E. is betting that there will still be many East Coast women with considerable capital who would be ready to redeploy part of these --> same as A

I wonder how come "capital who are" is correct since modifier "who"can only refer to people?

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10 Apr 2018, 06:50
ihsanakturk wrote:
Despite the financial setbacks of the last three years, Ms. Hanson bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them

A. bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them

B. is betting that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it

C. is betting that there are still many East Coast women having considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of that

D. has been betting that there were still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it

E. is betting that there will still be many East Coast women with considerable capital who would be ready to redeploy part of these

I wonder how come "capital who are" is correct since modifier "who"can only refer to people?

I guess B is the answer
'Bets' is the wrong participle
secondly 'that' is wrongly addressing 'women'
'them' is wrongly referring to considerable capital.
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Despite the financial setbacks of the last three years, Ms. Hanson bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them

A. bets that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital that are ready to redeploy part of them
"bets that" or "is betting that" are correct usage in this sentence.
"That" modifier can not be used for people. In this sentence modifier refers to "many East Coast women with considerable capital" rather than just "capital". So we need "who" here.
B. is betting that there are still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it
"is betting that" usage correct since Ms. Hanson is currently betting. Don't get fooled by the preceding past tense language. Rather, focus on the meaning.

C. is betting that there are still many East Coast women having considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of that
"is betting that" usage correct since Ms. Hanson is currently betting. Don't get fooled by the preceding past tense language. Rather, focus on the meaning.
"having" is awkwardly used as a modifier here.
"that" at the end of the sentence confusing. That can be used in an informal way like this, but it's ambiguous according to GMAT.
D. has been betting that there were still many East Coast women with considerable capital who are ready to redeploy part of it
"has been betting" is not the correct tense since she actually bets right now.
"were" is wrong tense. Actually, there are still many such women now and Ms Hanson refers to them.
E. is betting that there will still be many East Coast women with considerable capital who would be ready to redeploy part of these
"will still be" is incorrect since Ms Hanson does not mean to make a prediction. She rather provides her claim that involves present day.
"would be" cannot be used if the preceding clause does not have a past tense or would used as a subjunctive. So would is incorrect here
"these" incorrectly refers to singular object "capital"
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