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

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


Please explain your answer and WHY THE OTHER CHOICE IS INCORRECT.


Use of "like" is not correct as it is not being used to introduce similarity between items or person.
"Such as" should be used to when we are introducing examples which we are doing here.
So it has to be C. Or is there a catch?

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bmwhype2 wrote:
The market for recycled commodities like aluminum and other metals remain strong despite economic changes in the recycling industry.

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


Please explain your answer and WHY THE OTHER CHOICE IS INCORRECT.


Use of "like" is not correct as it is not being used to introduce similarity between items or person.
"Such as" should be used to when we are introducing examples which we are doing here.
So it has to be C. Or is there a catch?


Why would I post a simple question with no catch :-D

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

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


Please explain your answer and WHY THE OTHER CHOICE IS INCORRECT.


First instinct is to go with C because "such as" is typically used to also mean "for example."

However,

we're supposed to use "like" when comparing nouns, right? Commodities & commodities of aluminum and other metals are both nouns (things) so E would make sense.

E???

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New post 28 Aug 2007, 00:30
E is the best option here but all 3 have probelms.

A. The Market which is singular does not agree with Remain

C. Such as is used to compare clauses

E. Is awkward and wordy, but its use of the word "like" is better at comparing nouns :recycled commodities to commodities of aluminum

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There is no comparision here guys.
The sentence is simply presenting two examples from a set of commodities.

Straight C.

'Such as' is always used for quoting examples.

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New post 28 Aug 2007, 03:33
I go with E.

As, recycled commodities, like commodities of aluminium, seemed to be right. When Aluminium cannot be an example of recycled commodity, C cannot be correct. Thus answer E.

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Though I marked C but E is correct. The catch here is separation of the main singular verb [REMAINS] from the introductory THE MARKET...., remains.

Only E is correct in this usage.
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+1 for C as remains agree with singular market.

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E it is.

C cannot be correct because C says "commodities such as aluminum and other metals".........commodities cannot be aluminium and other metals.

"commodities are MADE OF aluminium and other metals"

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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

Please tell me you don't like the SC since it belies the intuition - like Vs such as.
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OA is E but I think SC is wrong


Quickest approach:

The singular subject market requires the singular verb remains. Eliminate A, B and D.

Answer choice E incorrectly compares the market to the commodities of aluminum and other metals. Eliminate E.

The correct answer is C. I don't see a debatable issue here.
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I think commodity cannot be ALUMINUM but OF ALUMINUM, so E makes sense.
Am I wrong?


Here's E:

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

Grammatically, E says that the market...like the commodities...remains strong. The market cannot be compared to commodities. Thus, E can be eliminated.

A commodity is a raw material that can be bought and sold. Aluminum and other metals are perfectly fine examples of commodities.

Do not look for subtle reasons to eliminate answer choices. There is no debate here. A, B, D and E each contain a clear, undeniable error. So the correct answer must be C.
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Aluminum and other metals are not the commodities; the commodities are made out of them.

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An older discussion :
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whiplash2411 wrote:
Aluminum and other metals are not the commodities; the commodities are made out of them.

I disagree, metals are commodities

What I find wrong in the sentence chioce (e) is that :

1) You cannot use like to introduce examples, it should be such as
2) I have never seen usage such as "commodities of aluminium" it sounds very awkward
3) The 3rd sentence is very wordy compared to (c)
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The market for recycled commodities like aluminum and other metals remain strong
despite economic changes in the recycling industry.
C. commodities such as aluminum and other metals remains
E. commodities, like the commodities of aluminum and other metals, remains

I would choose E , the reason is

1) IF we choose C , then it means that we are giving examples of market and comparing aluminium and other metals with market, we have prepostional phrase here containing "for".
2) Whereas in E, with the additional prepositional construction "of" the comparision doesn't have any ambiguity.

The choice C actually changes the meaning of the sentence itself.

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The market for recycled commodities like aluminum and other metals remain strong
despite economic changes in the recycling industry.
C. commodities such as aluminum and other metals remains
E. commodities, like the commodities of aluminum and other metals, remains

I would choose E , the reason is

1) IF we choose C , then it means that we are giving examples of market and comparing aluminium and other metals with market, we have prepostional phrase here containing "for".
2) Whereas in E, with the additional prepositional construction "of" the comparision doesn't have any ambiguity.

The choice C actually changes the meaning of the sentence itself.

Pls feel free to correct me if i am wrong


The sentence E is structurally equivalent to saying :

The market for tropical fruits, like the fruits of orange and other citrus, remains

which just sounds awkward. I really don't think it makes for a clear comparison. Besides, I think the intention is to give example of commdities here not to make comparisons, which sentence C is doing pretty well.
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Yeah E is off-base here. Aluminum and other metals are commodities. Like would introduce items similar to commodities.

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Like is wrong here.
such as is correct to introduce Examples. A, B and E are not the answer choices for sure.

What is Subject?
The market is the subject hence remains is correct verb form.

Moderators Please make the C as the correct option here. I am 100% Confident for the choice.
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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
Should be remains
B. commodities like those of aluminum and other metals are remaining
are should not be used.
C. commodities such as aluminum and other metals remains
Correct
D. commodities, such as aluminum and other metals, remain
Should be remains
E. commodities, like the commodities of aluminum and other metals, remains
awkward and the usage of like is not correct
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