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A higher interest rate is only of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
A. …
B. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade.
C. That keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
D. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier in the decade.
E. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.

Which one is the subject here?

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Originally posted by mariyea on 21 Dec 2010, 07:48.
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within the given AC.. i think C is correct option
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New post 21 Dec 2010, 13:22
A slight modification,

"A higher interest rate is only one of the factors", ergo keep.

D is missing it that leaves E and B. 50/50 from me.
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IMO, it is B.

"...only one of the factors THAT..."
The sentence is describong those factors. So, it is plural.
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yeah the subject here is "only one of the factors"....but have to add, we should discard the subject when attached within a prepositional phrase, this one seems to bother me.

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amma4u wrote:
yeah the subject here is "only one of the factors"....but have to add, we should discard the subject when attached within a prepositional phrase, this one seems to bother me.

Brutal SC question right....pls ask pple is it is worth using this questions. OG is the best. I did OG over 4-5 times, and it helped me tremendously.

@amma4u How has it helped you? Doesn't it get repetitive after the third time?
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amma4u wrote:
yeah the subject here is "only one of the factors"....but have to add, we should discard the subject when attached within a prepositional phrase, this one seems to bother me.

Brutal SC question right....pls ask pple is it is worth using this questions. OG is the best. I did OG over 4-5 times, and it helped me tremendously.


Hey,

Do you think repetitive attempts of OG helps, can you share your experience.

I fear that repetition of OG again and again might not help... but i hv seen quiet a considerable no of people suggesting this approach.

Pls share your experience for the same , if you think this is not correct thread just pm me your experience

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amma4u wrote:
yeah the subject here is "only one of the factors"....but have to add, we should discard the subject when attached within a prepositional phrase, this one seems to bother me.

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The subject is here factors ;hence we have to take keep. and the second thing as or like---like can't be there because of these mentioned reasons.
!-like never follow clauses or preposition phrase
2-like is used for similar in behavior comparing noun (metaphorical comparison )not the actual one.
Ex- i danced the whole night away,like someone possessed.....(some thing similar)
ex-- Nadal serve like a storm (metaphorical comparison )

B-is correct
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A higher interest rate is only of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
A. …
B. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade.
C. That keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
D. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier in the decade.
E. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.

Which one is the subject here?

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First thing to note is - 'one of the' needs special attention.

John is one of the guys who appreciate my efforts.

John is the only guy who appreciates my efforts.

John is one of those guys who appreciate my efforts.

Among all the guys John appreciates my efforts.

A higher interest rate is only of the factors...that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control,

as it[market] did earlier in the decade.

The usage of like is not proper here. Strictly speaking like is a preposition and not a conjunction. Therefore it can be used to introduce a prepositional phrase (John is tall like my father) but not a clause:

My brother cannot sit on chair like he did before the accident. WRONG
My brother cannot sit on chair as he did before the accident. RIGHT.


So answer should be B. I hope it will help :)
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+ 1 B..
see what that is modyifying...i.e factors.. thus plural is required..
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A higher interest rate is only of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
A. … --> SV Error
B. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade. --> CORRECT
C. That keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade --> SV Error
D. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier in the decade. --> INCORRECT Comparison
E. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade. Like cannot be followed by a clause.
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A higher interest rate is only of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
This question requires the understanding of concepts such as:
1. Subject verb Agreement( singular subject requires singular verb and plural subject requires plural verb)
2. Use of 'as' and 'like'( As is used to compare actions and like is used to compare nouns)

A. …// Wrong: Violation of SVA; X is one of the factors. Remember in this type of construction , subject is factors and we are modifying factors and not that X. So, plural subject and plural verb//

B. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade.//Correct: SVA correct, and usage of 'as' is also correct because it is connecting two action or two clauses//

C. That keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade// same as A//

D. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier in the decade.// Wrong comparison//
E. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.// wrong usage of like //

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Two topics to learn here...
S-V agreement...
Keep/keeps..
One of the factors,non-essential modifier, that keep.....verb is according to factors..

As/like
Like introduce Noun/noun phrase/pronoun
As introduce action, example and position.

Only B is agree with both concepts.

B is answer.
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A higher interest rate is only [one]of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
A. …
B. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade.
C. That keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
D. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier in the decade.
E. That keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.

Which one is the subject here?

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You seem to have edited away the one in the sentence, changing the meaning/confusing the question.

Anyway, B for me if singular.
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Would someone pls suggest what "it" refers to out here. If it refers back to "factors" then shouldn't it be "they" instead of "it".

Someone pls suggest.
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Would someone pls suggest what "it" refers to out here. If it refers back to "factors" then shouldn't it be "they" instead of "it".

Someone pls suggest.
Hey Abhik,

It refers to the higher interest rate. It is singular so it is apt. Feel free to ask again if you had some other question and I miss interpreted your it.

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