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The housing prices in various counties, some of them at significant rates, are increasing just as the interest rates are, yet being still low enough to avoid an inflationary effect.

A)The housing prices in various counties, some of them at significant rates, are increasing just as the interest rates are, yet being
B)Both interest rates and housing prices of various counties are increasing, some at significant rates, but they are
C)Although like the interest rates the housing prices are increasing, some of them at significant rates, yet
D)As the interest rates, the housing prices are increasing, some of them at significant rates, but they are
E)The housing prices of various counties are increasing like the interest rates, some of which at significant rates are increasing but
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The housing prices in various counties, some of them at significant rates, are increasing just as the interest rates are, yet being still low enough to avoid an inflationary effect.

A)The housing prices in various counties, some of them at significant rates, are increasing just as the interest rates are, yet being
B)Both interest rates and housing prices of various counties are increasing, some at significant rates, but they are
C)Although like the interest rates the housing prices are increasing, some of them at significant rates, yet
D)As the interest rates, the housing prices are increasing, some of them at significant rates, but they are
E)The housing prices of various counties are increasing like the interest rates, some of which at significant rates are increasing but

I said B. Are you sure the OA is A? A is such a jumbled mess, and if nothing else, "yet being still low enough" is horrible. B is the only choice which is grammatical.
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14 Oct 2010, 05:25
I stick to B. A has seriuos modifier issue.

Mrinal Can you recheck the OA, If the OA is A whatzz the OE
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The original says - housing prices in counties - while choices B and E say housing prices of counties, as if the counties themselves are up for sale. Wrong intent and so let’s drop them.

C and D – Where is the mention of counties in the choices? What a miss?

A.is what is left out; We have to accept it grudgingly as the tolerable among the bads, although the sore created by the expression yet, being, still, low and enough is hard to heal
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14 Oct 2010, 06:25
I went with C.
But later on realized its missing something.

Let's see ... I'll go with A
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14 Oct 2010, 08:42
isnt "some of them at significant rates" modifying 'counties' in A??? Please correct me if am wrong....
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14 Oct 2010, 09:22
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The original says - housing prices in counties - while choices B and E say housing prices of counties, as if the counties themselves are up for sale. Wrong intent and so let’s drop them.

C and D – Where is the mention of counties in the choices? What a miss?

A.is what is left out; We have to accept it grudgingly as the tolerable among the bads, although the sore created by the expression yet, being, still, low and enough is hard to heal

Well explained. A it is. I went for D but then realized the answer is missing "in counties".
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14 Oct 2010, 10:14
Why is "of counties" wrong?

And even if it is, I would argue that it's a far less significant error than the crime against English that is the original sentence.
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14 Oct 2010, 10:33
Good one, Nice explanation by Daagh.....though i opted for B
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The original says - housing prices in counties - while choices B and E say housing prices of counties, as if the counties themselves are up for sale. Wrong intent and so let’s drop them.

C and D – Where is the mention of counties in the choices? What a miss?

A.is what is left out; We have to accept it grudgingly as the tolerable among the bads, although the sore created by the expression yet, being, still, low and enough is hard to heal

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"The housing prices in various counties, some of them at significant rates, are increasing just as the interest rates are, yet being still low enough to avoid an inflationary effect."

This is not grammatically correct. Where did this question come from?
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21 Aug 2016, 18:09
Another flaw I think in A is that the sentence after ", yet" is not an independent clause although the sentence before it is an independent clause.

Not sure why A is the OA. Serious grammatical flaw...
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