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Noting that the Federal Reserve had raised a key short-term [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 11:13
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Noting that the Federal Reserve had raised a key short-term interest rate last month, analysts said that they expected orders for durable goods to decline soon because rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit.

1) Same

2) rising interest rates make buying on credit more expensive

3) a rise in interest rates make it more expensive to buy on credit

4) a rise in interest rates make buying on credit more expensive

5) a rise in interest rates makes it more expensive for them to be bought on credit

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Re: Rising interest rates [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 12:13
In A and E, reference to "it" and "them" is not clear. C and D have subject-verb disagreement among other issues: "makes" is needed instead of "make". B is the right answer.
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Re: Rising interest rates [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 17:58
Would you not consider 'rising inerest rates' singular? Becuase it is a phrase.

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Re: Rising interest rates [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 22:07
dolly12 wrote:
Would you not consider 'rising inerest rates' singular? Becuase it is a phrase.

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Yup u r right ..its a noun phrase....and noun here is "intrest rates" ,which is plural..so we will use plural verb "make"

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The noun together with all pre- and post-modifiers constitutes a single unit, a noun phrase that indicates the complete reference. Any agreement in terms of singular/plural is with the noun at the center.

The boys on top of the house are .............

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Re: Rising interest rates [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 22:10
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Noting that the Federal Reserve had raised a key short-term interest rate last month, analysts said that they expected orders for durable goods to decline soon because rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit.

1) Same verb tense error "rising rates makes"

2) rising interest rates make buying on credit more expensive correct

3) a rise in interest rates make it more expensive to buy on credit verb tense error. it should be " a rise... makes"

4) a rise in interest rates make buying on credit more expensive verb tense error. it should be " a rise... makes"





5) a rise in interest rates makes it more expensive for them to be bought on credit it is not clear what "them" is referring to

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