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# A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an

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16 Jun 2006, 07:31
Fell for the (C) trap too, but now I see why it`s (B). Gonna have to add this one to the flashcards...

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16 Jun 2006, 09:27
deowl wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
It's C.

A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade.

Key is "it".
Also we need "as" to compare the clauses.

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Brajesh

Nope, this is wrong.

The sentence could be rephrased as follows:

The housing market spiraled out of control earlier in the decade, but now
several factors, one of which is a higher interest rate, keep it from doing so.

If you try to rephrase the sentence in your way, you will find it completely meaningless.

You mean to say we can rephrase this sentence as:

A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it spiraled out of control earlier in the decade.

Hmmmm.....

By the way X & Y, what is the source of this question??
Do you have any OE?

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Brajesh

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16 Jun 2006, 09:45
b14kumar wrote:
deowl wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
It's C.

A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade.

Key is "it".
Also we need "as" to compare the clauses.

Regards,
Brajesh

Nope, this is wrong.

The sentence could be rephrased as follows:

The housing market spiraled out of control earlier in the decade, but now
several factors, one of which is a higher interest rate, keep it from doing so.

If you try to rephrase the sentence in your way, you will find it completely meaningless.

You mean to say we can rephrase this sentence as:

A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it spiraled out of control earlier in the decade.

Hmmmm.....

By the way X & Y, what is the source of this question??
Do you have any OE?

Regards,
Brajesh

Nope, I wanted to say exactly what I said.
Further, I can't see any changes in your "rephrased" phrase.
It seems exactly like the original one.

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16 Jun 2006, 09:50
deowl wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
deowl wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
It's C.

A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade.

Key is "it".
Also we need "as" to compare the clauses.

Regards,
Brajesh

Nope, this is wrong.

The sentence could be rephrased as follows:

The housing market spiraled out of control earlier in the decade, but now
several factors, one of which is a higher interest rate, keep it from doing so.

If you try to rephrase the sentence in your way, you will find it completely meaningless.

You mean to say we can rephrase this sentence as:

A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it spiraled out of control earlier in the decade.

Hmmmm.....

By the way X & Y, what is the source of this question??
Do you have any OE?

Regards,
Brajesh

Nope, I wanted to say exactly what I said.
Further, I can't see any changes in your "rephrased" phrase.
It seems exactly like the original one.

Please look at the sentence I rephrased.
I rephrased as per your explanation considering "it" modifies "housing market".

I just asked whether the sentence rephrased by me was correct or not.

Regards,
Brajesh

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16 Jun 2006, 10:03
b14kumar wrote:

Please look at the sentence I rephrased.
I rephrased as per your explanation considering "it" modifies "housing market".

I just asked whether the sentence rephrased by me was correct or not.

Regards,
Brajesh

Sorry, somehow I overlooked your changes.
Yes, that's what I meant. However I intentionally restructured it ,
because yours would be considered incorect in GMAT English
due to unjustified repeating.

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16 Jun 2006, 10:09
deowl wrote:
b14kumar wrote:

Please look at the sentence I rephrased.
I rephrased as per your explanation considering "it" modifies "housing market".

I just asked whether the sentence rephrased by me was correct or not.

Regards,
Brajesh

Sorry, somehow I overlooked your changes.
Yes, that's what I meant. However I intentionally restructured it ,
because yours would be considered incorect in GMAT English
due to unjustified repeating.

Yes sentence rephrased by me is definitely wordy and would not be preferred in GMAT. I just wanted to perform some dissection of the sentence to elaborate the meaning.

Regards,
Brajesh

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16 Jun 2006, 10:09

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