Re: Parallel Construction
As the parallel structure has to be followed, to consider.... to portray.
Again- less lending.... increased pressure
the subject (a person) must agree with the pronoun used to represent it, in this case 'their'
As far as 8 goes, I honestly think that these are one of those questions that can be solved only if I can relate them to something I have read.. and even then, more often than not, I will get it wrong.