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# The market for recycled commodities like aluminum and other

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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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08 Oct 2010, 08:16
nusmavrik 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

Please tell me you don't like the SC since it belies the intuition - like Vs such as.
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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08 Oct 2010, 08:41
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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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08 Oct 2010, 22:47
An older discussion :
sc-the-market-for-recycled-50615.html

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.

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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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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21 Jul 2016, 23:05
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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

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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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 - usage of like to present examples , subject-verb agreement issue
(B) commodities like those of aluminum and other metals are remaining - usage of like to present examples , tense issue
(C) commodities such as aluminum and other metals remains - Correct
(D) commodities, such as aluminum and other metals, remain - subject-verb agreement issue
(E) commodities, like the commodities of aluminum and other metals, remains - usage of like to present examples

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27 Dec 2017, 04:05
My ans was D. Because to make idea more clear we must isolate specific commodities.

D is wrong because of subject verb disagreement- The market (singular) remain (plural)..... wrong.

Moreover putting a comma after commodities may imply that "aluminum and other metals" are examples of "market", not "commodities". Without the comma (as in C) the phrase "such as aluminum and other metals" unambiguously refers to "commodities" (essential modifier).
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