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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keepsthe housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier
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B should be the answer
One of the + PLURAL NOUN + that/who/ +
PLURAL VERB
e.g- “He is one of the persons who make
money.”
So A and C are out.
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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
correct comparison
C) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier wrong comparison
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier
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it is correct to say "one of my friends"

similarly here one of the "factors that keep the market up" , keep is the verb for the subject factors and not the specific "one" under discussion in main sentence
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Just 2 steps forward.

Step 1 ‘Like it did’ is wrong. ‘Like’ can not be followed by a clause. So A D E are out. In addition ‘like earlier earlier’ and ‘like it did earlier earlier’ in D and E respectively are junk.

Step 2. B and C both use the pronoun ‘it’. Only ‘keeps’ can be the appropriate verb for that singular pronoun. Hence C wins.

Whatever way you look, you can not justify the plural verb ‘keep’, IMO, the OA is questionable.
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+1 B

Two reasons:
a) One of the FACTORS that: "factors" is plural, so it requires a verb in plural form (keep).
b) "like it did" is wrong. "Like" doesn't accept clauses.

PS. "IT" refers to the "market". That's why B is correct.

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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keepsthe housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier

1) Need as instead of like so A,D, E out.

2.) This is the tricky part.
One of the factors, blah blah, that keep/keeps
I believe the "that" means always pick the noun before that hence "Factors" needs "keep"

So would pick B. Would be great if there is an OE for this one.

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05 Feb 2009, 23:42
go with B

factors..keep...as it did
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06 Feb 2009, 00:32
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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keepsthe housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier

I think "albeit an important one" is a clue, so C is the best.
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06 Feb 2009, 00:34
B.

comparison of action, hence "as" is required in place of "like".
Also, "factors" requires a plural verb. Hence, "keep" is required.
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06 Feb 2009, 14:02
Hi mates,

IMO E

A) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keepsthe housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier

A and C out: factors is plural

B out: as is not apropriate here
D out: subject is missing

OA and Source?

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OA is B

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OA is B

Thanks for discussion.

true, agree with B

As is used to compare two clauses. Like to compare things or persons

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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
C) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier

OA:B

Subject of the sentence is the main issue here.Usually whatever preceded by "of" is taken as the subject(here,ONE) but in this sentence the sentence is "FACTORS" because it is preceded by THAT.Can somebody please tell me the rule or shed some more light on this??
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26 Oct 2009, 05:00
Hi Friends,

Can someone explain me why "factors" has become the subject of this sentence.... i think "a higher interest " should be the subject because the author is emphasizing its imp in the next statement.

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26 Oct 2009, 05:38
Let me help you on this one

Remember this rule

One of + Noun + that\who + plural ver

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B ! E is not good as Like cannot introduce a verb
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ritula wrote:
B should be the answer
One of the + PLURAL NOUN + that/who/ +
PLURAL VERB
e.g- “He is one of the persons who make
money.”
So A and C are out.
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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) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
correct comparison
C) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier wrong comparison
E) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier

You are right, ritula, but you missed that if you had "ONLY" before "one of the", the verb should be used in singular form after "that", not plural (as in "one of the" case). Thus, answer C. Not B.
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26 Jan 2010, 19:56
I am confused between B and C. Pls guide what is OA?
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18 May 2010, 10:30
I go with C....................

example .........It is only one of the things that gets done here.

B .... is also convincing ....but still believe subject as rate of interest
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01 Jul 2010, 06:31
Even i fell for C. Pls someone explain why it is B
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