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The market for recycled commodities like aluminum and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry

A.commodities like aluminum and other metals remain

B.commodities like those of aluminum and other metals are remaining

C.commodities such as aluminum and other metals remains

D.commodities, such as aluminum and other metals , remain

E.commodities , like the commodities of aluminum and other metals , remains
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04 Apr 2005, 09:20
C it is

Such as is right idiom as we are listing examples of certain commodities

remains is the verb here because market is singular
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04 Apr 2005, 11:27
ttar wrote:
Please explain why SUCH AS ?
why can't I use LIKE

Because "such as" is used to cite examples whereas "Like" is used to compare similar concepts.
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04 Apr 2005, 19:45
such as vs like. We need such as here since aluminium is quoted as an example of recycled commodities.

So A, B, E are otu.

Between C and D, C is correct. The market is singular and need 'remains'.

C it is.
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07 Apr 2005, 12:47
The market for recycled commodities like aluminum and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry

A.commodities like aluminum and other metals remain

B.commodities like those of aluminum and other metals are remaining

C.commodities such as aluminum and other metals remains

D.commodities, such as aluminum and other metals , remain

E.commodities , like the commodities of aluminum and other metals , remains

E it is ,,,,thr's my resoning
1) market is singular,,,,therefore " remains" required.
a,d are out!
D is too awkward,,,,
choice is between Cand E,,,,,,there we are talking about commodities,,,,,,,,,C compares commudities with aluminum(metal),,,,whic is incorrect,,,hence it is E.
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07 Apr 2005, 12:52
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07 Apr 2005, 12:55
C) aluminium and metals in general are already commodities, so "such as" gives an example of an commodity.

E) should be out because i dont think that commodities of aluminum exist. what would this be ?
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07 Apr 2005, 13:59
C definitely

i have also noticed that this is a very popular question on the GMAT, and invariably unless we are showing the likening of one subject to something else, we shouldnt use like.

such as is best because it means for example

and invariably like is more wrong than right on the gmat questions, cause they usually would use similar or some word like that.
07 Apr 2005, 13:59
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