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14 May 2014, 21:24
C is the correct Answer.

With E, if we consider commodities of aluminum and other metals...then we are comparing two different nouns by using "Like"...
In the first clause..."The Market" is the subject....so comparison of "The market for" with "commodities of aluminum and other metals" using "Like" is ambiguous...

However if the sentence was something like this..."The Market for recycled commodities like the market for commodities of aluminum and other metals"...it would have been meaningful and clear.

Also main subject is The Market..singular...so verb should be singular...Remains.
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04 Nov 2015, 04:25
Ok so this a OG question and initial explanation in OG says " While there has been some dispute over the use of like to mean “for example,” this is an acceptable"

Till now what I have learned is that we never use "like" when showing examples.

Although the answer is C, can anyone explain why did OG say so?

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03 Feb 2016, 04:33
Here's a line from investopidia :

"Hard commodities are mined, such as gold and oil"

Here commodities refers to the metal itself and not goods made of metals; So C is perfectly fine.
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As far as I see, E comes closest to the correct choice.

Please note this question is about the recycled metal industries and not about metal industries. They both are very different. The recycled industry never uses ore as its RM; they use scrap and corrupt finished but scrap metals up to as high as 95 percent of finished metals. Commodities like Aluminum or other metals or such as Aluminum and other metals are not the commodities under issue here. If the creator of this question meant ore- derived metals , then he would not have used the word’ recycled’ and ‘recycling'. Please note that recycling Industry is not the same as ore-based metal industries, which produce virgin metals.

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

Now between C and E,

Quote:
C. commodities such as aluminum and other metals remains
E. commodities, like the commodities of aluminum and other metals, remains

C forthrightly refers to the virgin ore – mined metals despite the reference to recycling industry.
E, on the other hand, cites the recycled commodities by comparing with the (recycled) commodities of Aluminum and other metals, in which Aluminum and other metals themselves are the RM for the products.
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20 Jun 2016, 06:13
+1 for C.
Split 1 : S-V agreement : Market is singular. So A, B and D are out.

Between C and E : E is wordy and uses like for examples, which is the less preferred option.

So C is the winner.

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22 Jul 2016, 00:05
bmwhype2 wrote:
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

Answer is C

There are 2 very easy decision point here:-
1) Subject of the sentence is "MARKET" which is singular so will take a singular verb "REMAINS"
2) List is introduced therefore "SO" will be used and not "LIKE"

(A) commodities like aluminum and other metals remain :-WRONG
(B) commodities like those of aluminum and other metals are remaining :- WRONG
(C) commodities such as aluminum and other metals remains:- CORRECT
(D) commodities, such as aluminum and other metals, remain:-WRONG :-
(E) commodities, like the commodities of aluminum and other metals, remains:- WRONG
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01 Mar 2017, 09:47
The market for recycled commodities like aluminum and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry.

Issue: Idiom | S-V agreement

Analysis:
1. Core: "The market... remains strong...". The main subject "market" is singular, so we need to make sure that we use a singular verb form "remains"
2. The underlined portion of the sentence presents example for recycled commodities. Hence, "such as" needs to be used.

(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

Answer: (C)

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21 Aug 2017, 22:53
C is a correct choice.

A - Not able to justify subject-verb agreement.
B - Like those of indicates that aluminum and other metals possess commodities rather than exemplify them; the plural verb are remaining does not agree with the singular subject market.
Correct is C - The verb agrees with the subject, and such as properly expresses the relationship between recycled commodities and aluminum and other metals.
D - Not able to justify subject-verb agreement
E - The repetition of commodities is wordy and with the use of like this phrasing could suggest that the market for recycled commodities is like or equivalent to the commodities of aluminum and other metals.
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