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Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers use to determine the strength of the housing market, is likely to deter many new homeowners from buying houses this spring.

A)a gauge that brokers use to determine the strength of the housing market, is
B)that brokers use as a gauge to determine the strength of the housing market, is
C)a gauge used by brokers in determining the strength of the housing market, is
D)that is used by brokers as a determining factor of the strength of the housing market, are
E)a gauge that brokers use to determine the strength of the housing market, are

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18 Jun 2011, 22:50
Rising interest rates- verb are;
to determine is the correct idiom; hence E
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19 Jun 2011, 13:56
+1 E

We need "are" because "rates" is plural.
D is wrong because of "that is", which is singular.
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Rising commercial real estate rates ... are likely

D) incorrect use of that

E is correct
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09 Aug 2011, 03:43
E..
S-V agreement- rates ...are
D- quite wordy and is in pasive voice, hence incorrect
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02 Nov 2011, 08:03
sorry but how many time have you used to pick this question ???
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02 Nov 2011, 12:04
"rates" is plural form, so the verb should be "are"
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02 Nov 2011, 13:12
E. Rates is plural. "that" is incorrect.
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02 Nov 2011, 15:22
E.. doesn't look like 700 level question.
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03 Nov 2011, 07:11
Rising commercial real estate rates-->> Plural
Therefore it should go with a plural verb-->> are
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03 Dec 2011, 23:08
Why rising is not the subject ,because it is ultimately "rising "of the rates has deterred the plan not the mere rates ,hence a singular verb?
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04 Dec 2011, 00:08
"Rising commercial real estate rates,"..........Is this not singular ?

why are we taking rates?
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12 Dec 2011, 03:08
+1 E

"rates" go with "are". Between D and E. E is concise.
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23 Dec 2011, 08:40
What is " a gauge" modify???
Can someone explain?
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24 Dec 2011, 20:40
"Rising commercial real estate rates" is a subject phrase and is singular.
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25 Dec 2011, 22:48
+1 for E, D is in passive and wordy
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25 Dec 2011, 23:57
E. But don't understand how its a 700 level question.
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27 Dec 2011, 00:29
E.. rising rates lead to D and E..
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24 Jan 2012, 06:11
+1 E. Commercial estate rates is a plural subject.
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25 Jan 2012, 06:54
easy one E singular plural job....
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