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The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously delinquent or in

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I think that (C) has pronoun issues: "they" could refer to "loans" or "payments". However, all of the other answers seem to have worse problems.
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I think that (C) has pronoun issues: "they" could refer to "loans" or "payments". However, all of the other answers seem to have worse problems.


when loans are due doesn't make sense. Only payments can be due. I think it is pretty clear.
Also, pronoun ambiguity is rarely tested.
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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 10th Edition, 2003

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Question No.: SC 255
Page: 693

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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Quick elimination of A, D and E. "They" in A incorrectly refers to a singular noun, bank. D and E are passive and "payments... to be paid" is redundant. The active voice is required to clarify who is expecting what.


Eliminate B, because the singular "it" incorrectly refers to payments . C fixes this with "they."

C is the answer
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[quote="Mishari"]
The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 10th Edition, 2003

Practice Question
Question No.: SC 255
Page: 693

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

a) they is plural, pronoun referring to bank which is singular, hence incorrect, there is no verb between when and due
b) it after when is incorrectly used-pronoun antecedent error
c) Correct
d) passive voice , changes intended meaning of sentence
e) same error as D and tense error
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............when they will be= wrong ....when +present or past tense
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