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1. Thought by some to prey on unsuspecting and vulnerable individuals, the government is still researching the structure of sub-prime mortgages in order to determine the best way to address some of the problems that they have caused.
(A) the government is still researching the structure of sub-prime mortgages
(B) the structure of sub-prime mortgage industry is being researched by the government
(C) the government are still researching the subprime mortgage industry's structure
(D) sub-prime mortgages, and the structure of that industry, are being researched by the government
(E) the government is still researching the structure of the sub-prime mortgage industry
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Thought by some to prey on unsuspecting and vulnerable individuals, the government ....

Currently the modifier 'Thought by some.....individuals' is modifying 'the government'.... which is not logical.
The same error is being repeated at option A, C & E.

Now .... option B mentions 'the structure of sub-prime mortgage industry is being researched by the government'. This is grammatically correct .... but when we look at the next part of the non underlined portion, we notice 'that they have caused'. Here the plural 'they' cannot logically point to 'some' or 'the government'. Moreover,The same is grammatically wrong when points to singular 'the structure of sub-prime mortgage industry'.

At option D, it correctly points to plural 'sub-prime mortgages, and the structure of that industry,'.

Thus I would like to go with option D.
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I'm wondering whether sub-prime mortgages can prey on people, because mortgages are a thing not a living person or closely related to it.
To my understanding a company, industry, person or animal can prey on something in contrast to something like a contract. Yes, companies and industry are inanimate as well but it makes sense that they can prey.

Can somebody shed light on this issue please?
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pls discuss why option D is correct as compared to B.
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pls discuss why option D is correct as compared to B.



Hello GMAT215,

I already have mentioned below in my previous reply.

Now .... option B mentions 'the structure of sub-prime mortgage industry is being researched by the government'. This is grammatically correct .... but when we look at the next part of the non underlined portion, we notice 'that they have caused'. Here the plural 'they' cannot logically point to 'some' or 'the government'. Moreover,The same is grammatically wrong when points to singular 'the structure of sub-prime mortgage industry'.

At option D, it correctly points to plural 'sub-prime mortgages, and the structure of that industry,'.



Please let me know if there are any confusion. I will try again.
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manik919 wrote:
1. Thought by some to prey on unsuspecting and vulnerable individuals, the government is still researching the structure of sub-prime mortgages in order to determine the best way to address some of the problems that they have caused.
(A) the government is still researching the structure of sub-prime mortgages
(B) the structure of sub-prime mortgage industry is being researched by the government
(C) the government are still researching the subprime mortgage industry's structure
(D) sub-prime mortgages, and the structure of that industry, are being researched by the government
(E) the government is still researching the structure of the sub-prime mortgage industry


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As wrirten, this sentence has a misplaced modifier: the government isn't what's preying on people.
Choices (A), (C), and (E) all repeat that error and can be eliminated. Choice (B) incorrectly refers
to the sub-prime mortgage industry in the singular, while the non-underlined portion uses the word
they,signaling that you need a plural noun.
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I'm wondering whether sub-prime mortgages can prey on people, because mortgages are a thing not a living person or closely related to it.
To my understanding a company, industry, person or animal can prey on something in contrast to something like a contract. Yes, companies and industry are inanimate as well but it makes sense that they can prey.

Can somebody shed light on this issue please?



You are right, subprime mortgages cannot prey on people.

I have yet to see an OG question that has such a serious flaw.

However, I have seen OG answers that aren't perfect. The correct answer here is better than the rest and if you meet such a flaw in the test, you should be able to see that regardless of its flaws, D is the best answer.
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I am severely confused. How can sub-prime mortgages prey on unsuspecting and vulnerable individuals? The government can, but sub-prime mortgages? How??
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We might well talk like this in real life, but it wouldn't fly on the GMAT. Nor would the use of ",and the structure of that industry" to create a compound subject.
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