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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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go with B

factors..keep...as it did

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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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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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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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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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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.

One of the students has a Ferrari.
One of the students that own a Ferrari,.....
One of the factors that link X to Y
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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) 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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B, should use keep singular and "as" rather than like

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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



subject - factors.. so.. Keep is appropriate.. A, C out

Here "as" is appropiate for comparing clauses


B is the best.
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I agree with the reasons. But for the same reasons I would pick C. singular subject means we need to pick keeps not keep. Whats the OA? here sentence says

X is one of the factors, ...., that so we need verbs for the X(A higher interest rate), which is singular here.

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Can someone explain,,why higher interest rates is not the subject for this sentence?

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

The "keep the housing market from spiraling out of control" is an independent clause. Relative pronoun like THAT is used to plug in clause into the sentence. It connects the noun to clause ( not just the subject ).

A higher interest rate is only one of the factors THAT keep ....

"That" works as a restrictive clause to connect "factors" to rest of the clause.

But "interest rate" is always the subject.

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one of the (plural) that (plural)

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7. 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 earlier in the decade.
b) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
c) keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
d) keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier in the decade
e) 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.

(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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