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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 affect on

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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 affect on

Must be (C) for the highlighted errors in other options...
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Bunuel 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 affect on


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C

A pronoun must agree in number with its antecedent. Here, the antecedent is “cuts,” and since you can’t use a singular pronoun to refer to a plural antecedent, you can eliminate (A), (B), and (E). Choice (D) uses “affect” as a nounmeaning “influ- ence, impact”; the correct word in this context is “effect” (choice (E) makes the same mistake). Choice (C) is more concise than choice (D).
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