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by GmatKiss » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:56 am
During the recession of 1973, home mortgage foreclosures resulted in tens of thousands of Americans being evicted from homes that they can no longer afford monthly payments.
(A) that they can
(B) that they could
(C) on which they can
(D) because they can
(E) for which they could

OA: E
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by navami » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:04 am
E.

We need for which - to state clearly that this was home for which they could not afford ....
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by Chaitanya_1986 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:28 am
Navami,

I think Because will be more appropriate to tell this? Moreover, which refers to what here???? homes???

Could you be bit more clear?
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by mundasingh123 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:29 am
Chaitanya_1986 wrote:Navami,

I think Because will be more appropriate to tell this? Moreover, which refers to what here???? homes???

Could you be bit more clear?
which refers to homes
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by aspirant2011 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:41 am
GmatKiss wrote:During the recession of 1973, home mortgage foreclosures resulted in tens of thousands of Americans being evicted from homes that they can no longer afford monthly payments.
(A) that they can
(B) that they could
(C) on which they can
(D) because they can
(E) for which they could

for is used to give reason/example, over here the sentence demands explanation and therefore the usage of for is correct

Because is also use to give reason but the usage of can [present tense] is wrong

OA: E

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by BlindVision » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:56 pm
GmatKiss wrote:During the recession of 1973, home mortgage foreclosures resulted in tens of thousands of Americans being evicted from homes that they can no longer afford monthly payments.
(A) that they can
(B) that they could
(C) on which they can
(D) because they can
(E) for which they could

OA: E
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by smackmartine » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:22 pm
Acing this SC in less than 40 secs depends on whether we can decide between can and could.

Because the event already happened in the past, we cannot use can in this context, because the sentence is describing the situation that Americans faced during 1973 recession. Thus, we can get rid of A,C and D straight of the bat.

Left with B and E.

Clearly, as someone mentioned above that that doesn't have a proper referent, we can eliminate B.

E is the winner.
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by Chaitanya_1986 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:43 am
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