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1) One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job

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1) One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2003, 16:10
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1) One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save society millions of dollars that would ordinarily be required for nursing homes or other long care facilities.

A) One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save
B) One in five Americans working shorter hours at their jobs in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves
C) The one in five Americans who work shorter hours at a job in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves
D) Those Americans, approximately one-fifth of all employees, who work shorter hours at a job in order to care for an elderly relative save

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2003, 03:14
D... i doubted between A and D, but i think that A is wrong because of poor subject-verb agreement...
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2003, 19:12
HI guys
I think the answer is B, but D.
"Those N................." is awkward and wordy in express for GMAT test.........
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2003, 05:53
Why I dislike A and D:
imo millions of dollars are saved by one person, that's why 'save' in A is incorrect;
'in order to care' as opposed to 'in order to provide care..' - I am not sure, the latter just sounds better. Besides B employs an elegant participle construction (working)
C is obviously weird.
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So what's the final verdict on this one [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2003, 14:23
A or B.
C and D clearly do not seem to be the best options.
I am still not sure what is wronf with A.
Also are there any rules on when one would use 'working' vs 'who work'
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2003, 06:57
IMO: A has a problem

One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save society millions of dollars... Should be ONE IN FIVE... SAVES...

D contains a grammar mistake -- ... of all employs (?)

In these conditions I vote for B.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2003, 17:47
stolyar wrote:
IMO: A has a problem

One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save society millions of dollars... Should be ONE IN FIVE... SAVES...

D contains a grammar mistake -- ... of all employs (?)

In these conditions I vote for B.



official answer is D...

Sorry stolyar..it should be employees

thanks
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