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# While depressed property values can hurt some large

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11 Aug 2011, 08:51
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While depressed property values can hurt some large investors, they are potentially devastating for homeowners, whose equity - in many cases representing a life's savings - can plunge or even disappear.

A. they are potentially devastating for homeowners, whose
B. they can potentially devastate homeowners in that their
C. for homeowners they are potentially devastating, because their
D. for homeowners, it is potentially devastating in that their
E. it can potentially devastate homeowners, whose

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11 Aug 2011, 09:04
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The unclear reference of the pronoun ’their’ kicks out B, C, and D.
The subject ‘property values’ is plural; hence you require ‘they’ in the main clause. A is the choice
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11 Aug 2011, 10:11

d and e "it" and "is" are not parallel with plural "values". and by the waycan we say that "can potentially" is like saying "extra-more" in the same breath, since "can" means that it has a potential of doing X. never thought of that
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25 Feb 2017, 23:27
B is wrong

if you have two or more instances of "they"/"their" in the SAME CLAUSE, then they must stand for the same thing.

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