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# The bank holds \$3 billion in loans that are seriously

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03 Sep 2004, 06:48
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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
(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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03 Sep 2004, 07:16
I have C too.

Same reasoning as Bhai.

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03 Sep 2004, 07:32
I selected C too, but went bact to B (best among the worst).

My reasoning:
How can payments be "they"? It has to be "those".

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03 Sep 2004, 08:33
C it is with correct pronoun reference:
it -- bank
they -- payments
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03 Sep 2004, 09:16
Paul wrote:
C it is with correct pronoun reference:
it -- bank
they -- payments

Paul, I thought "they" ae for living beings and "those" are for objects.
Still, I am doubtfull, since per bartleby.com, "those" is not listed as a pronoun.
http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/052.html

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03 Sep 2004, 11:44
"they" can also refer to objects just as much as "whose" can apply to inanimate things. Although it is not very common, it is not grammatically wrong.
Ex: Those pens I lent you, I ask that they be returned to me right now.
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09 Jul 2011, 19:24
got confused between C and E. E is passive so went for C.
+1 for C.
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10 Jul 2011, 09:38
The question is from The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review - 2nd Edition (Question 50)
OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C
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According to the OE,
[Reveal] Spoiler:
active voice is preferred (the passive voice in D and E leaves unclear who does not expect the payments to be made.)

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