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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 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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The formation is - one of the + noun in plural form + who/that + verb in plural form. Hence B is correct.
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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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New post 08 Jun 2013, 10:04
Opening this thread again-
can someone please explain why a higher interest rate is not the subject?
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Opening this thread again-
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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A higher interest is only on of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiral out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.

A) keeps the housing market from spiral out of control, like it did
B) keep the housing market from spiral out of control, as it did
c) keeps the housing market from spiral out of control, as it did
D) keep the housing market from spiral out of control, like
E) keep the housing market from spiral out of control, like it did


hi,

rules:

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


so using above we clearly need a plural verb...so A and C are out...

now we know LIKE IS NEVER FOLLOWED BY A CLAUSE....HENCE E eliminated....we are left with B AND D

B) keep the housing market from spiral out of control, as it did====>correct

D) keep the housing market from spiral out of control, like ==>ILLOGICAL COMPARISON....we dont know what was earlier in decade...hence wrong

hence B
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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


you can add more to your cheat sheet.

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>


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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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dhanyamv88 has it covered. Nice work!
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dhanyamv88 has it covered. Nice work!


i selected b because "one of the" was used hence singular.
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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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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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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.......)

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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.

Instead, Use "AS + clause" -- B is the right answer.

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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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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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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.
Can you please help me with below sentence ?

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