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# The flood of home foreclosures that followed the large econo

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Updated on: 13 Apr 2014, 05:50
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The flood of home foreclosures that followed the large economic recession in 2008 caused housing prices to drop precipitously, which lead to the writing down of mortgage backed securities, and, to fears of a Great Depression-like downward spiral.
A)which lead to the writing down of mortgage backed securities, and, to fears of a Great Depression-like downward spiral
B)which led to the write downs of mortgage backed securities and fears of a Great Depression-like downward spiral
C)which lead to the write down of mortgage backed securities and the fears of a Great Depression-like downward spiral
D)leading to write downs of mortgage backed securities and fears of a Great Depression-like downward spiral
E)leading to write downs of mortgage backed securities and, fears of a Great Depression-like downward spiral

Originally posted by virinchiwiwo on 13 Apr 2014, 04:46.
Last edited by virinchiwiwo on 13 Apr 2014, 05:50, edited 1 time in total.
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13 Apr 2014, 04:49
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Could someone please explain when is the usage of 'which' in a sentence is appropriate? And when should we use 'that' instead of 'which'? Thank you
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13 Apr 2014, 05:11
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Could someone please explain when is the usage of 'which' in a sentence is appropriate? And when should we use 'that' instead of 'which'? Thank you

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'which' is a relative pronoun that modifies the preceding noun or noun phrase.
In the above case we need to state the result of the preceding clause i.e. modify the entire clause, so a verb-ing modifier preceded by a comma should follow the main clause.
Also comma is not required in a list of 2 items joined by 'and'.
I will go with option (d)
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13 Apr 2014, 05:45
if the answer is indeed B ,which is told by the original poster ,then i feel that its wrong .
B cannot be correct
my take wud be D
"which" is definitely wrong here
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13 Apr 2014, 05:52
My Bad guys, am sorry. I chose B and I confused it with the official answer which indeed is D (guess i used 'which' properly here , modifying the preceding noun ). Corrected the official answer to D
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