Source: Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 Sentence Correction; #75

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Many house builders offer rent-to-buy programs that

Many house builders offer rent-to-buy programs that enable a family with insufficient savings for a conventional down payment t be able t move into new housing and to apply part of the rent to a purchase later.

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Krishna Sarkar

I think this can be another way, hope it is correct..

"programs enable" sub-verb agreement is correct... so, "programs enables" is incorrect.. C and D are out
A and E has able enable so out

B is the answer

Jul 25, 2018 • Comment

David Recine, Magoosh Tutor

With the combination of "programs" and "enables," you can easily eliminate D. However, C is not automatically disqualified. In C, the subject of "enables" is "that," which is short for "the fact that many house builders offer rent-to-buy programs." "Fact" is really a singular subject, so "enables" is grammatically OK. However, this doesn't make logical sense in terms of meaning. As Mike mentions, the situation that *some* home builders offer rent-to-buy programs does not automatically mean that any given family with insufficient savings will be able to move into new housing.

Jul 25, 2018 • Reply

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Gravatar Mike McGarry, Magoosh Tutor

Aug 18, 2015 • Comment

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