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New post 21 Aug 2017, 21:31
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The plural pronoun they cannot be used to refer to the singular noun bank. The structure of they do not expect payments when due is awkward and unclear.

A - Bank requires the singular pronoun it, not the plural pronoun they. The structure of when due creates ambiguity in meaning.
B - Payments is a plural noun, so the singular it is is incorrect.
C - Correct. In this correct sentence, pronouns and their referents agree, as do subjects and their verbs. The addition of the modifying phrase to be made clarifies the meaning of the sentence.
D - The active voice is preferable here, since the passive voice leaves it unclear who does not expect the payments to be made. Payments . . . to be paid is redundant. Are not to be incorrectly suggests that the writer is prescribing that the payments not be expected.
E - The active voice is preferable here, since the passive voice leaves it unclear who does not expect the payments to be made. Payments . . . to be paid is redundant. Will be is not the correct verb form.
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A: Bank is singular
B: Payments are plural
C: No issues here
D: Expected by whom?
E: Meaning issue. Payments are due. Not payments will be due (seems like deadline never arrives).

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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 -- Pronoun issue -- they can't refer to singular bank
(B) it does not expect payments when it is -- Pronoun issue -- it can't refer to plural payments
(C) it does not expect payments to be made when they are -- Correct
(D) payments are not to be expected to be paid when -- redundant -- payment .. to be paid ; who expects payments -- emphasis is lost
(E) payments are not expected to be paid when they will be - same as D ; tense issue - payments are not expected and when they will be due should be in same tense

Answer C
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