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One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, robo-signing,

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One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, robo-signing, in which banks blindly accepted legal documents without checking them for accuracy or authenticity, has led to a series of lawsuits against large banks such as Bank of America and Citigroup.

(A) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, robo-signing, in which banks

(B) Robo-signing was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, in which banks

(C) Robo-signing, which was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis and which banks

(D) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis was robo-signing, in which banks

(E) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis was robo-signing, and banks
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One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, robo-signing, in which banks blindly accepted legal documents without checking them for accuracy or authenticity, has led to a series of lawsuits against large banks such as Bank of America and Citigroup.

A) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, robo-signing, in which banks

B) Robo-signing was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, in which banks

C) Robo-signing, which was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis and which banks

D) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis was robo-signing, in which banks

E) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis was robo-signing, and banks


If you put C and see the complete sentence, it will be as follows:
Robo-signing, which was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis and which banks blindly accepted legal documents without checking them for accuracy or authenticity, has led to a series of lawsuits against large banks such as Bank of America and Citigroup.

If you look at the second half of the sentence, it seems that the Robo-signing was something that the banks blindly accepted. Also, "Robo-signing which banks accepted legal documents without..." doesn't make sense. Thus option C is wrong.

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I need more explanation on D?

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I need more explanation on D?

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The use of "was". The original statement means "robo-signing" is still there as a hallmark. Option D would mean that it was in the past.

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I need more explanation on D?

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The use of "was". The original statement means "robo-signing" is still there as a hallmark. Option D would mean that it was in the past.



Reading it again now makes sense.... Not sure why i got confused :(

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One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, robo-signing, in which banks blindly accepted legal documents without checking them for accuracy or authenticity, has led to a series of lawsuits against large banks such as Bank of America and Citigroup.

C) Robo-signing, which was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis and which banks

WHY IS C WRONG?????????


"One hallmark..." does indeed modify robo-signing, but it's better as an appositive than in a relative construction. C is grammatically correct. Still, the phrase ultimately becomes wordy and confusing with parallel relative clauses, so A is a better choice than C.

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Can someone explain why D is wrong and A is correct?

A sounds so awkward. Seems like it is missing helping verb.

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One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, robo-signing, in which banks blindly accepted legal documents without checking them for accuracy or authenticity, has led to a series of lawsuits against large banks such as Bank of America and Citigroup.


let's understand the meaning of the sentence:
Robo-signing is one hallmark of the morgage banking crisis
banks, which entered into this type of transaction, blindly accepted legal dox without checking for accuracy or authenticity
this type of transaction has led to a series of lawsuits against large banks.

error analysis:
one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis - modifies robo-signing
in which - another modifier, describes the robo-signing
looks good, no errors.


A) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, robo-signing, in which banks
correct

B) Robo-signing was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis, in which banks
this choice has several errors
1 - in which banks now refers to mortgage-banking crisis - alert! this is not correct!
2 - switch this choice with the original sentence.
RS was smth
and then we have the non-underlined clause that starts with "has led" -> but where is the subject for this verb???

C) Robo-signing, which was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis and which banks
modifier error.
very tricky one, especially if you are looking for parallelism errors, but it is not the case.
just plug in this choice in the original sentence, remove the first modifier "which was one hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis and"
now we have:
RS, which banks accepted ... DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? :shock: not much

D) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis was robo-signing, in which banks
"has led" does not have a subject.

E) One hallmark of the mortgage-banking crisis was robo-signing, and banks
same error as in D. 2 unrelated IC connected with and..hm..strange...doesn't look good
and banks accepted.. doesn't make any sense.

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