A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 08 Dec 2016, 14:35

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Current Student
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 916
Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 676 [0], given: 322

A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Dec 2012, 22:26
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

55% (hard)

Question Stats:

45% (01:45) correct 55% (00:51) wrong based on 222 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

７． A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.

a) that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
b) that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
c) that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
d) that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier in the decade
e) that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade

Source: Brutal SC's
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Rgds,
TGC!
_____________________________________________________________________
I Assisted You => KUDOS Please
_____________________________________________________________________________

If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Intern
Joined: 12 Apr 2006
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Feb 2014, 17:48
Why keep if a higher interest rate is singular?

Posted from GMAT ToolKit
Intern
Joined: 28 Sep 2014
Posts: 20
D: M
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V31
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [1] , given: 88

Re: A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2014, 18:00
1
KUDOS
A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.

keep vs keeps - factors is plural hence "keep"
like vs as - like is used to compare only nouns and not phrase containing verbs . hence "as"
"it" is a pronoun that refers to Housing Market
Manhattan GMAT Instructor
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 924
Followers: 288

Kudos [?]: 781 [0], given: 25

Re: A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Oct 2014, 15:57
dhanyamv88 has it covered. Nice work!
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Intern
Joined: 14 Oct 2014
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Oct 2014, 22:58
DmitryFarber wrote:
dhanyamv88 has it covered. Nice work!

i selected b because "one of the" was used hence singular.
Manhattan GMAT Instructor
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 924
Followers: 288

Kudos [?]: 781 [0], given: 25

Re: A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Oct 2014, 23:34
B uses "keep," which is plural. This matches the subject "factors." A higher interest rate is one of the factors. Which factors? The factors that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control.
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Current Student
Joined: 27 Jan 2014
Posts: 12
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 670 Q47 V35
GPA: 3.5
WE: Engineering (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 23

Re: A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Oct 2014, 23:00
dhanyamv88 wrote:
A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.

keep vs keeps - factors is plural hence "keep"
like vs as - like is used to compare only nouns and not phrase containing verbs . hence "as"
"it" is a pronoun that refers to Housing Market

isn't "It" in the answer ambiguous ?
Manhattan GMAT Instructor
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 924
Followers: 288

Kudos [?]: 781 [2] , given: 25

Re: A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Oct 2014, 23:08
2
KUDOS
Expert's post
It's fine to use "it" when there is more than one singular noun, as long as it's clear which one should be the antecedent. Here, "as it did" is following directly after a reference to the housing market spiraling out of control, so the intended meaning is clear.
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Re: A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an   [#permalink] 27 Oct 2014, 23:08
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an 4 04 Sep 2009, 22:14
A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an 11 02 Jun 2009, 10:11
15 A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an 50 05 Feb 2009, 22:28
A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an 19 17 Apr 2007, 16:30
9 A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an 16 02 Mar 2007, 14:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.