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# The delinquency rates on mortgages for office buildings,

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726. The delinquency rates on mortgages for office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, and other commercial properties held by the nation’s insurance companies in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years.
(A) in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years
(B) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loans could double over the next three years
(C) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that doubling of foreclosures on these types of loans could occur over the next three years
(D) has increased sharply in recent months, and lead to predictions that over the next three years doubling of foreclosures on this type of loan could occur
(E) in recent months has increased sharply, and this leads to predictions that foreclosures on that type of loan in the next three years could double
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08 Sep 2007, 10:40
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726. The delinquency rates on mortgages for office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, and other commercial properties held by the nation’s insurance companies in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years.
(A) in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years
(B) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loans could double over the next three years
(C) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that doubling of foreclosures on these types of loans could occur over the next three years
(D) has increased sharply in recent months, and lead to predictions that over the next three years doubling of foreclosures on this type of loan could occur
(E) in recent months has increased sharply, and this leads to predictions that foreclosures on that type of loan in the next three years could double

Got B.
D and E are out because the use of "has" doesn't agree with the plural form of "rates"
I feel that "have increased sharply in recent months" is better than "in recent months have increased sharply", so A is out.
I go for B for conciseness.
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08 Sep 2007, 20:43
bmwhype2 wrote:
726. The delinquency rates on mortgages for office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, and other commercial properties held by the nation’s insurance companies in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years.

(A) in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years

(B) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loans could double over the next three years

(C) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that doubling of foreclosures on these types of loans could occur over the next three years

(D) has increased sharply in recent months, and lead to predictions that over the next three years doubling of foreclosures on this type of loan could occur

(E) in recent months has increased sharply, and this leads to predictions that foreclosures on that type of loan in the next three years could double

A has a logical predication (An OG Term for Modifier) problem - the delinquency rates were not just held in RECENT MONTHS alone. They have increased sharply in recent months (Prepositional phrase in recent months acts as an adverb of time, modifying increased)

C is much wordier.

D and E are out as explained by BKK.

Got to be B.
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20 Apr 2010, 15:50
Yes...it is very direct...the answer must be B...
OA is wrong
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01 May 2010, 23:43
bmwhype2 wrote:
726. The delinquency rates on mortgages for office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, and other commercial properties held by the nation’s insurance companies in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years.
(A) in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years
(B) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loans could double over the next three years
(C) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that doubling of foreclosures on these types of loans could occur over the next three years
(D) has increased sharply in recent months, and lead to predictions that over the next three years doubling of foreclosures on this type of loan could occur
(E) in recent months has increased sharply, and this leads to predictions that foreclosures on that type of loan in the next three years could double

"in recent months" modifies the verb increase, thus should be after the verb. eliminate A and E.
the subject is "rates", plural, so the verb must be plural: have increased, not has increased. eliminate D.
between B and C, i think that B is much clearer, C is wordy and a little awkward having "doubling of foreclosures".
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14 Aug 2014, 05:19
OA should be B, best choice we have
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14 Aug 2014, 22:49
bmwhype2 wrote:
726. The delinquency rates on mortgages for office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, and other commercial properties held by the nation’s insurance companies in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years.
(A) in recent months have increased sharply, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loan could double over the next three years
(B) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that foreclosures on these types of loans could double over the next three years
(C) have increased sharply in recent months, leading to predictions that doubling of foreclosures on these types of loans could occur over the next three years
(D) has increased sharply in recent months, and lead to predictions that over the next three years doubling of foreclosures on this type of loan could occur
(E) in recent months has increased sharply, and this leads to predictions that foreclosures on that type of loan in the next three years could double

What is the OA? I got B

A, E is passive, D is incorrect pronoun number, C is wordy and predictions that doubling was a deal breaker
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18 Dec 2018, 00:00
In A, “have increased” (verb) should be closer to “delinquency rates” (noun) and therefore, the verb should come before “in recent months”.
In C, “doubling of foreclosures” is awkward.
In D and E, subject-verb agreement is violated- “...rates (plural)...has (singular)....”
B is the best choice because rectifies the errors with other choices. Hence, B is the answer.
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