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Even if the recession plays out as expected, the troubled investments

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Even if the recession plays out as expected, the troubled investments would continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering their ability to lend.

(A) would continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering
(B) would continue souring, eroding banks' profits, and hampering
(C) will continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering
(D) will continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and to hamper
(E) will continue to sour, to erode banks' profits, and to hamper

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Bunuel wrote:
Even if the recession plays out as expected, the troubled investments would continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering their ability to lend.

(A) would continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering
(B) would continue souring, eroding banks' profits, and hampering
(C) will continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering
(D) will continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and to hamper
(E) will continue to sour, to erode banks' profits, and to hamper



c; will continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering ; correct meaning and structure
IMO C
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New post 16 May 2019, 02:45
C - use of 'will' vs. 'would'. 'Would' is an expression of opinion. 'Hampering' and 'eroding' are as a result of the poor investments and therefore more appropriate here.
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Bunuel wrote:
Even if the recession plays out as expected, the troubled investments would continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering their ability to lend.

(A) would continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering
(B) would continue souring, eroding banks' profits, and hampering
(C) will continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and hampering
(D) will continue to sour, eroding banks' profits and to hamper
(E) will continue to sour, to erode banks' profits, and to hamper



If "simple present tense", then "simple present or future tense". A and B out.
D is out because eroding and hampering are verb-ing modifiers which are not parallel.
E is out because troubled investments will not erode bank's profit or hamper their ability to lend but the action of troubled investment continuing to sour will do the two tasks. In other words, eroding and hampering are modifying the action entity and not the noun "troubled investments".

C is the right answer.
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