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# Noting that the Federal Reserve had raised a key short-term

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11 Sep 2015, 09:31
pankajvashist wrote:
make" should be "makes" in option B, because "rising interest rates" is singular. I have the same doubt.
This make the choice ambiguous. IS there any order that SV over pronoun or other way around ??

Investment rates is the subject.

You could think of investment as a noun modifier, the noun is plural.

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12 Sep 2016, 14:16
i was confused between B & D

can someone please explain the difference in 2 sentences meaning:-

rising interest rates make buying on credit more expensive

A rise in interest rates make buying on credit more expensive
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10 Nov 2016, 18:32
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Hey All,

Plenty of confusion here, so I thought it might be worth my weighing in:

Noting that the Federal Reserve had raised a key short-term interest rate against last month, analysts said that they expected orders for durable goods to decline soon because rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit.

(A) rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit
(B) rising interest rates make buying on credit more expensive
(C) a rise in interest rates make it more expensive to buy on credit
(D) a rise in interest rates make buying on credit more expensive
(E) a rise in interest rates makes it more expensive for them to be bought on credit

Okay looking here, we have a couple categories that should jump out. First is simple subject-verb agreement. We notice because the verb "make" goes singular and plural. A is out because "rising interest rates" are plural, so the verb shouldn't have an -s on the end. C and D are also out, because "a rise" is singular, so the verb should be "makes".

We're left with B and E. This is one of the VERY RARE times when it comes down to a concision/voice issue. What I mean is that B and E say the same thing, but E does it using the horribly wordy passive voice (to be bought). Notice that both B and E have a bad pronoun (them is highly ambiguous, because it could refer to durable goods, orders, interest rates...almost anything), but because they BOTH have it, we don't need to worry about this issue.

The correct answer is B. Hope that helps!

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Am I missing something here? Does option (B) has "them" somewhere? Why am I not seeing it!!

If it does, I think that is the best. Since the question did not show "them", I eliminated (B) on the basis of akwardness. Isn't it akward to say "buying is expensive" ??

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31 Jan 2017, 02:21
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Noting that the Federal Reserve had raised a key short-term interest rate against last month, analysts said that they expected orders for durable goods to decline soon because rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit.

(A) rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit
(B) rising interest rates make buying on credit more expensive
(C) a rise in interest rates make it more expensive to buy on credit
(D) a rise in interest rates make buying on credit more expensive
(E) a rise in interest rates makes it more expensive for them to be bought on credit

Hi Experts mikemcgarry

I have a doubt regarding option B. It changes the meaning . meaning is different then what is defined in original sentence. could you please clarify this.

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22 Feb 2017, 13:24
Noting that the Federal Reserve had raised a key short-term interest rate against last month, analysts said that they expected orders for durable goods to decline soon because rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit.

(A) rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit
(B) rising interest rates make buying on credit more expensive
(C) a rise in interest rates make it more expensive to buy on credit
(D) a rise in interest rates make buying on credit more expensive
(E) a rise in interest rates makes it more expensive for them to be bought on credit

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12 Jun 2017, 20:16
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'Rising interest' rates ... makes' is wrong in A. 'A rise in interest rates make' is wrong in C and D. Between B and E, it doesn't take too long to dismiss E on wordiness. B remains
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Noting that the Federal Reserve had raised a key short-term interest rate against last month, analysts said that they expected orders for durable goods to decline soon because rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit.

(A) rising interest rates makes it more expensive to buy them on credit -- subject-verb agreement issue -- rates makes
(B) rising interest rates make buying on credit more expensive -- Correct
(C) a rise in interest rates make it more expensive to buy on credit -- subject-verb agreement issue -- rise make
(D) a rise in interest rates make buying on credit more expensive -- subject-verb agreement issue -- rise make
(E) a rise in interest rates makes it more expensive for them to be bought on credit -- passive and wordy

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