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

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29 Aug 2012, 09:15
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This question takes the form - One of the X who/that Y

Rule 1:One of the 'Noun' (will always be plural) + who/that + PLURAL verb
Example:This is one of the cars that BELONG/BELONGS to him.

the plural verb - BELONG is correct.
Rule 2:One of the 'Noun' (will always be plural) + SINGULAR Verb (usually 'is')

Example:One of the chairs IS/ARE broken.
the singular verb - IS is correct.

Therefore, in the question on hand:
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 higher interest rate is only ONE OF THE factors,.....,THAT (PLURAL VERB) KEEP ...., AS (because LIKE is ONLY to compare nouns).....

Hence, B is the correct answer.

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08 Jun 2013, 11:04
can someone please explain why a higher interest rate is not the subject?
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08 Jun 2013, 11:19
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veenu08 wrote:
can someone please explain why a higher interest rate is not the subject?

A higher interest rate is the subject. However the verb does not refer to it:

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 did earlier in the decade.

The word "that" intoduces a modifer that refers to "factors"-PLURAL, so the verb must be plural as well.

Similar question: with-its-plan-to-develop-seven-and-a-half-acres-of-shore-79393.html#p596687.
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10 Aug 2013, 07:18
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ajit257 wrote:
This is explanation from Aristotle SC Grail for questions having 'one of the X' structure.

One of the ‘Noun’ (will always be plural) + that/who + Plural Verb
One of the ‘Noun’ (will always be plural)+Singular Verb (usually ‘is’)

therefore imo b is correct

Examples:
He is one of the students who study here

Any of the members who disagree may leave the committee

One of the chairs is broken
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One of the ‘Noun’ (will always be plural) + that/who + Plural Verb
One of the ‘Noun’ (will always be plural)+Singular Verb (usually ‘is’)

this is a rule to keep in my cheat sheet:)

I think it is B

1. One of the Xs that/who <plural>
2. One of the Xs <singular>
3. only One of the Xs <singular>
4. only One of the Xs that/who <plural>
5. "the" only One of the Xs that/who <singular>

hope it helps
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07 Oct 2014, 07:22
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.

In this sentence that modifies factors so verb of THAT should be Keep instead of Keeps. - This makes A and C out
Like is always followed by noun and as is followed by a phrase, when presenting a comparison - A, D and E are out
So we are left with C, which is the correct answer.

(A) that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
(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
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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.

keep vs keeps - factors is plural hence "keep"
like vs as - like is used to compare only nouns and not phrase containing verbs . hence "as"
"it" is a pronoun that refers to Housing Market
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22 Oct 2014, 16:57
dhanyamv88 has it covered. Nice work!
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26 Oct 2014, 23:58
DmitryFarber wrote:
dhanyamv88 has it covered. Nice work!

i selected b because "one of the" was used hence singular.
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27 Oct 2014, 00:34
B uses "keep," which is plural. This matches the subject "factors." A higher interest rate is one of the factors. Which factors? The factors that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control.
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28 Oct 2014, 00:00
dhanyamv88 wrote:
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.

keep vs keeps - factors is plural hence "keep"
like vs as - like is used to compare only nouns and not phrase containing verbs . hence "as"
"it" is a pronoun that refers to Housing Market

isn't "It" in the answer ambiguous ?
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28 Oct 2014, 00:08
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It's fine to use "it" when there is more than one singular noun, as long as it's clear which one should be the antecedent. Here, "as it did" is following directly after a reference to the housing market spiraling out of control, so the intended meaning is clear.
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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.

To avoid confusion, see the sentence this way,
It should be ...".....factors,.....,that keep.......)

Hope that helps.
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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) that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
(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

Lets simply follow the grammar rules.
1/ one of Xs that KEEP
one of Xs KEEPS
So, A and C are out.

2/ "LIKE" must be followed by nouns, pron-s, and noun phrases.
''LIKE'' is never followed by a clause or a prepositional phrase.
So, D and E are out.

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"one of the factors" is the Quantitty issue, which is according to Manhattan SC should be considered as SANAM list of quantitative pronouns. It means that we should consider middleman, i.e. "factors" to find the verb

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suramya26 wrote:
I think the answer should be B.
What keeps the market from spiralling out is the A high Interest Rate
So it should be keeps....

Tell me where I am wrong ....

The subject for the verb "keep" / "keeps" is "that", and "that" refers to the noun "factors" - hence "that" is plural and so the verb should also be plural, i.e. "keep".
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01 Oct 2016, 21:27
sayantanc2k wrote:

The subject for the verb "keep" / "keeps" is "that", and "that" refers to the noun "factors" - hence "that" is plural and so the verb should also be plural, i.e. "keep".

Hi,

I understand your explanation, based upon it I was trying to make few examples of my own to get better understanding of the concept - but ended up getting confused.

A volcano is only of the factors, albeit an important one, that destroys/destroy the biodiversity of the island.
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sayantanc2k wrote:

The subject for the verb "keep" / "keeps" is "that", and "that" refers to the noun "factors" - hence "that" is plural and so the verb should also be plural, i.e. "keep".

Hi,

I understand your explanation, based upon it I was trying to make few examples of my own to get better understanding of the concept - but ended up getting confused.

A volcano is only of the factors, albeit an important one, that destroys/destroy the biodiversity of the island.

As before, "that" refers to "factors" and is hence plural - the verb should also be plural: "destroy" is correct.

In order to understand this structure, first identify the antecedent of the relative pronoun "that". In general identification is easy because "that" would generally come immediately after the noun it refers to (as per the modifier touch rule). However there are some exceptions (such as this one), in which the modifier is separated from the noun it refers to - this example is such an exception. Manhattan SC guide explains these exceptions in detail. This particular example falls under the following category:

A short non-essential phrase intervenes and is set off by commas. (Here: "albeit an important one".)
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05 Jan 2017, 00:07
"That" refers to "factors" and is hence plural. A and C are eliminated.
"As", not "like", is used to compare clauses. D and E are eliminated.

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