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03 Nov 2007, 08:47
The market for recycled commodities like zinc and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry.

A. commodities like zinc and other metals remain
B. commodities like those of zinc and other metals are remaining
C. commodities such as zinc and other metals remains
D. commodities, such as zinc and other metals, remain
E. commodities, like the commodities of zinc and other metals, remains
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03 Nov 2007, 10:16
Ravshonbek wrote:
The market for recycled commodities like zinc and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry.

A. commodities like zinc and other metals remain
B. commodities like those of zinc and other metals are remaining
C. commodities such as zinc and other metals remains
D. commodities, such as zinc and other metals, remain
E. commodities, like the commodities of zinc and other metals, remains

market is singular......so needs a sindular verb

so left with C and E.

I 'll go with E
here as zinc and other metals are not commodities.
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03 Nov 2007, 10:44
sidibus I guess you may be wrong with metals not being commodities, they are commodities. In that case D holds true.
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03 Nov 2007, 10:47
C.
market remains - remains agrees with singular market.
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03 Nov 2007, 11:53
C all the way.

E is redundant. It needed a 'like those of' to be correct. I think.
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03 Nov 2007, 12:30
any other inputs?

the word commodity came into use in English in the 15th century, derived from the French word "commodité", similar in meaning to "convenience" in terms of quality of services. The Latin root meaning is commoditas, referring variously to the appropriate measure of something; a fitting state, time or condition; a good quality; efficaciousness or propriety; and advantage, or benefit. The German equivalent is die Ware, i.e. wares or goods offered for sale. The French equivalent is "produit de base" like energy, goods, or industrial raw materials
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03 Nov 2007, 12:41
Ravshonbek wrote:
The market for recycled commodities like zinc and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry.

A. commodities like zinc and other metals remain
B. commodities like those of zinc and other metals are remaining
C. commodities such as zinc and other metals remains
D. commodities, such as zinc and other metals, remain
E. commodities, like the commodities of zinc and other metals, remains

C. commodities such as zinc and other metals remains

such as for example.
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03 Nov 2007, 12:43
The answer is definitely C. The leading word here is market. Therefore, we should use "remains". "such as" is also clear here - the given examples are indeed metals
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04 Nov 2007, 00:38
OA is not C, any other ideas
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04 Nov 2007, 08:17
1) We are looking for the verb "remains". The market ....."remains"....
2) In addition, the commas set off the adjective clause. Remember "For example" and "such as" are interchangeable. They both provide a list of examples.

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04 Nov 2007, 08:22
Ravshonbek wrote:
OA is not C, any other ideas

You mean E? thats the only likely choice.
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04 Nov 2007, 11:15
Ravshonbek wrote:
The market for recycled commodities like zinc and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry.

A. commodities like zinc and other metals remain
B. commodities like those of zinc and other metals are remaining
C. commodities such as zinc and other metals remains
D. commodities, such as zinc and other metals, remain
E. commodities, like the commodities of zinc and other metals, remains

The answer should be C. Can you explain the OA reasoning please?
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04 Nov 2007, 12:12
sidbidus wrote:
Ravshonbek wrote:
The market for recycled commodities like zinc and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry.

A. commodities like zinc and other metals remain
B. commodities like those of zinc and other metals are remaining
C. commodities such as zinc and other metals remains
D. commodities, such as zinc and other metals, remain
E. commodities, like the commodities of zinc and other metals, remains

market is singular......so needs a sindular verb

so left with C and E.

I 'll go with E
here as zinc and other metals are not commodities.

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04 Nov 2007, 16:14
I meant to say C . sorry
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04 Nov 2007, 17:39
The market for recycled commodities like zinc and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry.

A. commodities like zinc and other metals remain
Market needs Remains..hence Incorrect. Also Like should be replaced with Such as ...
B. commodities like those of zinc and other metals are remaining
The market ........... are remaining -- Forget about it
C. commodities such as zinc and other metals remains
My take and appears to be correct.
D. commodities, such as zinc and other metals, remain
[b]Incorrect again. The problem of Like has been addressed but remain qualifies commodities and distorts the meaning[/b]
E. commodities, like the commodities of zinc and other metals, remains
Sentence wise, it appears to be correct as the commodities refered in the sentence are like those made from metals like Zinc. But the meaning of the sentence is different from that of 'C'

if C is not the OA then E can only be the answer.
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04 Nov 2007, 18:18
I'll throw in D....for good measure
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05 Nov 2007, 13:14
such as is properly used.plural commodities hence remain
What is the OA?
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