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The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 May 2007, 14:07 3 This post received KUDOS 20 This post was BOOKMARKED 00:00 Difficulty: 25% (medium) Question Stats: 66% (01:55) correct 34% (00:59) wrong based on 1781 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics The bank holds$3 billion in loans that are seriously delinquent or in such trouble that they do not expect payments when due.

(A) they do not expect payments when
(B) it does not expect payments when it is
(C) it does not expect payments to be made when they are
(D) payments are not to be expected to be paid when
(E) payments are not expected to be paid when they will be
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I think it is "C" but I'm not great with SC.

I say "C" because 'they' refers to bank, but bank is singular (and neuter) so
we need an 'it' so choice A is out. D and E just seem clumsy. B uses another 'it' to refer to payments - which is plural so you would need a 'they'
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26 May 2008, 20:56
The bank holds $3 billionin loans that are seiously delinquent or in such trouble that they do not expect payments when due a) that they do not expect payments when b) it does not expect payments when it is c) it does not expect payments to be made when they are d) payments are not be expected to be paid e) payments are not expected to be paid when they will be will post OA later. _________________ Your attitude determines your altitude Smiling wins more friends than frowning Senior Manager Joined: 14 Mar 2007 Posts: 317 Location: Hungary Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 3 Re: SC - Payments ( OGV-74) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 May 2008, 03:42 I do not like either of sentence, but out of them C seems to be the best. Senior Manager Joined: 29 Aug 2005 Posts: 283 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 0 Re: SC - Payments ( OGV-74) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 May 2008, 04:24 my pick C as well but just wondering if its actually an OG question i dont think it is because of the wierd construction _________________ The world is continuous, but the mind is discrete SVP Joined: 07 Nov 2007 Posts: 1820 Location: New York Followers: 35 Kudos [?]: 877 [0], given: 5 Re: SC - Payments ( OGV-74) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 May 2008, 07:09 vdhawan1 wrote: my pick C as well but just wondering if its actually an OG question i dont think it is because of the wierd construction OA is C. vdhawan, Yeap! this is from OG verbal review. _________________ Your attitude determines your altitude Smiling wins more friends than frowning Intern Joined: 30 Mar 2013 Posts: 30 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 7 [1] , given: 22 Re: [#permalink] ### Show Tags 19 May 2013, 09:43 1 This post received KUDOS The bank holds$3 billion in loans that are seriously delinquent or in such trouble that they do not expect payments when due.

(A) they do not expect payments when --- they refers to bank which is incorrect as bank is singular and should use it
(B) it does not expect payments when it is -- ambiguous usage of second it . the second it should be replaced by "they" as it should refer to payments .
(C) it does not expect payments to be made when they are -- correct . it refers to bank and they refers to payments
(D) payments are not to be expected to be paid when -- payments and paid are redundant usages.
(E) payments are not expected to be paid when they will be -- payments and paid are redundant usages.
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Re: The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 May 2013, 02:02 I have a doubt regarding these question: If we break down question into clauses then clause 1 The bank holds$3 billion in loans
clause 2: that are seriously delinquent or in such trouble <== In clause 2 'that' refers to loans hence followed by plural verb "are"
clause 3: that it does not expect payments to be made when they are due <== In clause 3 "that" refers to "trouble" so it should be provided by singular verb,but in option "C" we are introducing pronoun "It" after "that"
then the verb form "does not" will be for pronoun "It" rather than "trouble"

If my understanding for relative pronoun "that" is correct then option "C" would be wrong..
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Re: The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 May 2013, 02:20 1 This post received KUDOS WarriorGmat wrote: I have a doubt regarding these question: If we break down question into clauses then clause 1 The bank holds$3 billion in loans
clause 2: that are seriously delinquent or in such trouble <== In clause 2 'that' refers to loans hence followed by plural verb "are"
clause 3: that it does not expect payments to be made when they are due <== In clause 3 "that" refers to "trouble" so it should be provided by singular verb,but in option "C" we are introducing pronoun "It" after "that"
then the verb form "does not" will be for pronoun "It" rather than "trouble"

If my understanding for relative pronoun "that" is correct then option "C" would be wrong..

There are two "that"s in the sentence -- first "that" is a modifier and the second "that" is a subordinating conjunction (not a relative pronoun). Here, the second "that" is used to link the dependent clause with the main clause. Hence, use of the second "that" is correct.
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The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously delinquent or in such trouble that they do not expect payments when due. (A) they do not expect payments when -->'they' wrongly refers to singular noun- BANK (B) it does not expect payments when it is ---> "it" wrongly refers to plural 'payments' (C) it does not expect payments to be made when they are --> Correct pronoun reference to BANK and PAYMENTS (D) payments are not to be expected to be paid when --> payments and paid are redundant useages (E) payments are not expected to be paid when they will be --> payments and paid are redundant useages Intern Joined: 17 Dec 2012 Posts: 10 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: The bank holds$3 billion in loans that are seriously [#permalink]

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21 Sep 2013, 04:56
Hi,

regarding answer C could the pronoun THEY refer to payments but also to loans and therefore the antecedent wouldn't be clear? Or is it possible to exclude loans somehow?

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Re: The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Apr 2014, 05:57 1 This post received KUDOS Its C. The bank holds$3 billion in loans that are seriously delinquent or in such trouble that they do not expect payments when due.

(A) they do not expect payments when-- use of they for bank -- incorrect
(B) it does not expect payments when it is -it..it .. ambiguous -- incorrect
(C) it does not expect payments to be made when they are -- can't find any issues yet..hold it
(D) payments are not to be expected to be paid when -- payments to be paid -- redundancy .
(E) payments are not expected to be paid when they will be -- payments to be paid -- redundancy .
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The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously delinquent or in such trouble that they do not expect payments when due. (A) they do not expect payments when - The bank - Singular (B) it does not expect payments when it is -> it doesn't agree in number with payments (C) it does not expect payments to be made when they are - Perfect (D) payments are not to be expected to be paid when -> payments are not expected to be paid when -> correct (E) payments are not expected to be paid when they will be -> "when" refers to be the time instance -> the time instance "when" loans are due. Also who is not expecting? Bank or who else. The original sentence was quite clear on that. Bank doesn't expect that. _________________ Thanks, Kinjal My Application Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267-40.html#p1516961 Prodigy for Tepper - CMU : http://bit.ly/cmuloan-kd Please click on Kudos, if you think the post is helpful Re: The bank holds$3 billion in loans that are seriously   [#permalink] 18 Jun 2014, 12:18

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