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by gmat740 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:25 pm
A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
(A) that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade.
(B) that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
(C) that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, as it did earlier in the decade
(D) that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like earlier in the decade
(E) that keep the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade

OA-B
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by madhur_ahuja » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:43 pm
IMO C

We need AS to compare actions.

C keeps the S-V agreement.

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by Kuhu » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:58 pm
IMO-C
Subject is singular 'A higher rate'
The difference b/w A & C is , like it did earlier in the decade.
, as it did earlier in the decade
As we know after LIKE there should be a NOUN not a relative clause & for a CLAUSE we have to use AS.

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by gmat740 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:14 pm
wrong answer Madhur

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Hi

by ashaydesai » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:12 pm
IMO B

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Re: Hi

by gmat740 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:06 am
ashaydesai wrote:IMO B
Please support your answers with reasoning

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by bignasty666 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:22 am
its B ...this Q is a joke.

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by bignasty666 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:29 am
factors is gettin modified

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by gmat740 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:39 am
bignasty666 wrote:factors is gettin modified
Certainly this is not the reason which may make you feel that this question is a joke.

Anyways, your reasoning is wrong. There is a very specific set of rules when we deal with :

one of the X(plural) that/who + singular/plural verb

It is pretty much serious and I don't find anything funny

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by madhur_ahuja » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:43 am
I agree with B. The trick here is that it in the second part of sentence is referring to housing market .

while making glance to the question appears that it is referring to singular interest rate as a factor.

One of the X that ... requires plural verb.

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by gmat740 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:02 am
madhur_ahuja wrote:I agree with B. The trick here is that it in the second part of sentence is referring to housing market .

while making glance to the question appears that it is referring to singular interest rate as a factor.

One of the X that ... requires plural verb.
He is one of the persons who bakes good cakes.

This is one of the cars that run on LPG.

These sentences are from some notes(I don't remember,may be 800BOB explanation.)

And the rule stated in the notes was

one of the + Plural Noun + is + that/ who + singular verb

However, to my surprise, this question does not follow anything like that.

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by madhur_ahuja » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:09 am
gmat740 wrote:
madhur_ahuja wrote:I agree with B. The trick here is that it in the second part of sentence is referring to housing market .

while making glance to the question appears that it is referring to singular interest rate as a factor.

One of the X that ... requires plural verb.
He is one of the persons who bakes good cakes.

This is one of the cars that run on LPG.

These sentences are from some notes(I don't remember,may be 800BOB explanation.)

And the rule stated in the notes was

one of the + Plural Noun + is + that/ who + singular verb

However, to my surprise, this question does not follow anything like that.
There is a subtle difference. Note here:
one of the + Plural Noun + is + that/ who + singular verb

One of the X that ... requires plural verb.[/quote]


Also note below correct usages:

One of the substances that tell
One of the substances tells

One of four babies is
One of every two new businesses fails

https://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... doubt.html

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by gmat740 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:13 am
One of the substances that tell
You mean "that" modifies "substances".

But in the link you quoted, mitzi said "that" can modify the substances or"one of substances depending upon the context.

So can you please elaborate how do we know when THAT modifies substances and when not.

PS: I am pretty much weak with questions of these sorts, so I am sorry if my curiosity bothers you

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by Mayur Sand » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:44 am
As far as i know the correct rules are following

1. One of the Xs that/who <plural>
2. One of the Xs <singular>
3. only One of the Xs that/who <singular>
4. only One of the Xs that/who <singular>

and using them i eliminated B as it had keep and not keeps . Let me know if iam wrong

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by gmat740 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:31 am
Thanks a lot Mayur, but it would be great if you can quote the source for the rules.