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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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Re: SC of the day-1 [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2011, 22:50
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Rising interest rates- verb are;
to determine is the correct idiom; hence E
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Re: SC of the day-1 [#permalink] New post 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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Re: SC of the day-1 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 10:31
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Rising commercial real estate rates ... are likely

D) incorrect use of that

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Re: SC of the day-1 [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 08:03
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Re: Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 12:04
"rates" is plural form, so the verb should be "are"
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Re: Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 13:12
E. Rates is plural. "that" is incorrect.
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Re: Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 15:22
E.. doesn't look like 700 level question.
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Re: Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 07:11
Answer E.
Rising commercial real estate rates-->> Plural
Therefore it should go with a plural verb-->> are
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Re: Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 00:08
"Rising commercial real estate rates,"..........Is this not singular ?

why are we taking rates?
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Re: Rising commercial real estate rates, a gauge that brokers [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 03:08
+1 E

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