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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keepsthe housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 22:42
go with B

factors..keep...as it did
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 22:44
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B should be the answer
One of the + PLURAL NOUN + that/who/ +
PLURAL VERB
e.g- “He is one of the persons who make
money.”
So A and C are out.
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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
correct comparison
C) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier wrong comparison
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 23:32
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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keepsthe housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier


I think "albeit an important one" is a clue, so C is the best.
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 23:34
B.

comparison of action, hence "as" is required in place of "like".
Also, "factors" requires a plural verb. Hence, "keep" is required.
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2009, 13:02
Hi mates,

IMO E

A) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keepsthe housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier

A and C out: factors is plural

B out: as is not apropriate here
D out: subject is missing

OA and Source?

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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keepsthe housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier

1) Need as instead of like so A,D, E out.

2.) This is the tricky part.
One of the factors, blah blah, that keep/keeps
I believe the "that" means always pick the noun before that hence "Factors" needs "keep"

So would pick B. Would be great if there is an OE for this one.

One of the students has a Ferrari.
One of the students that own a Ferrari,.....
One of the factors that link X to Y
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2009, 19:45
OA is B

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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2009, 01:26
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OA is B

Thanks for discussion.


true, agree with B

As is used to compare two clauses. Like to compare things or persons

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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2009, 17:58
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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier


OA:B

Subject of the sentence is the main issue here.Usually whatever preceded by "of" is taken as the subject(here,ONE) but in this sentence the sentence is "FACTORS" because it is preceded by THAT.Can somebody please tell me the rule or shed some more light on this??
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 04:00
Hi Friends,

Can someone explain me why "factors" has become the subject of this sentence.... i think "a higher interest " should be the subject because the author is emphasizing its imp in the next statement.

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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 04:38
Let me help you on this one

Remember this rule

One of + Noun + that\who + plural ver




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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2009, 17:53
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it is correct to say "one of my friends"

similarly here one of the "factors that keep the market up" , keep is the verb for the subject factors and not the specific "one" under discussion in main sentence
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2009, 04:23
B ! E is not good as Like cannot introduce a verb
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2009, 07:53
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B should be the answer
One of the + PLURAL NOUN + that/who/ +
PLURAL VERB
e.g- “He is one of the persons who make
money.”
So A and C are out.
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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
correct comparison
C) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier wrong comparison
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier



You are right, ritula, but you missed that if you had "ONLY" before "one of the", the verb should be used in singular form after "that", not plural (as in "one of the" case). Thus, answer C. Not B.
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2010, 18:56
I am confused between B and C. Pls guide what is OA?
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 18 May 2010, 09:30
I go with C....................

example .........It is only one of the things that gets done here.

B .... is also convincing ....but still believe subject as rate of interest
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2010, 05:31
Even i fell for C. Pls someone explain why it is B
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2010, 01:28
A High interest rate must be the subject here..
If the subject is plural, then the following senctence should be 'as they did..' and not 'as it did'..

One of my friends is good at singing..
something similar..

I believe the right answer is C.
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Re: SC - higher interst [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2011, 08:26
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A High interest rate must be the subject here..
If the subject is plural, then the following senctence should be 'as they did..' and not 'as it did'..

One of my friends is good at singing..
something similar..

I believe the right answer is C.


no, you are wrong, the subject of the second part is housing market, and market spiralled out of control earlier. therefore: 'as it did' is ok.
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