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New post 30 Oct 2018, 08:01
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

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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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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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


The right answer here is C. This is a relatively straightforward question that tests our use of pronouns.

Options A, B, E - What will affect people's day to day lives? It is the cuts in spending, which is a plural noun idea. Hence, the use of the word 'it' here is incorrect. OUT

Option D - "the cuts' affects" is not the correct subject here, since the verb associated with it is just "be", suggesting that the affects will just exist, rather than impact people's lives. OUT

Hence, answer option C is CORRECT.

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