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In general, people support cuts in government spending until they discover that it will affect their own day-to-day lives quite practically.
A. it will affect
B. it would affect
C. the cuts will affect
D. the cuts' affects will be on
E. it will have an effect on
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22 Oct 2016, 03:37
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'It' in A,B & E is ambiguous since it can point to either cuts or spending
D- wrong meaning
IMO- C is the correct ans

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22 Oct 2016, 04:19
kunaljubce wrote:
In general, people support cuts in government spending until they discover that it will affect their own day-to-day lives quite practically.

A. it will affect
B. it would affect
C. the cuts will affect
D. the cuts' affects will be on
E. it will have an effect on

Errors in the answer options highlighted in RED, correct answer must be (C)
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20 Jun 2017, 19:25
In general, people support cuts in government spending until they discover that it will affect their own day-to-day lives quite practically.
People : Plural subject
Support: Plural verb
They/Their : Plural pronoun refers to plural people
It: Singular pronoun refers to plural cuts

A. it will affect
B. it would affect (same pronoun error)
C. the cuts will affect
D. the cuts' affects will be on (Too wordy)
E. it will have an effect on (singular it: error)
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16 Jan 2018, 10:35
kunaljubce wrote:
In general, people support cuts in government spending until they discover that it will affect their own day-to-day lives quite practically.
A. it will affect
B. it would affect
C. the cuts will affect
D. the cuts' affects will be on
E. it will have an effect on

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it is singular and cannot logically refer back to "cuts", which is plural. This rules out options A, B and E.

D is akward as and the use of a possessive cuts' makes no sense. Hence, eliminate D.

Option C is the answer.
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