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A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times
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A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

I go with C.
Only option that correctly uses the pay and ratio.
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23 Nov 2011, 22:29
In C what is "their" referring to

i will go with B
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16 Jan 2012, 12:36
c

indicates that is correct d,e got cancelled
down to A B C

B has a modifier issue
as compared to better than compared to

hence C
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02 Jun 2013, 08:46
IMO B

Its definitely not C because of the usage of "their" which is ambigous
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04 Jun 2013, 03:38
Can someone please explain the options, I am not getting them..
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04 Jun 2013, 21:25
I like A... but maybe that's because I'm thinking in to this too much.

I narrowed it down to A. and B., but there is a fundamental difference between "Ceos earning an Average of 419 times" and "on average, a CEO earns 419 times" ... which in essence is saying that "the average CEO earns 419 times"....

B. and C. change the noun that "average" modifies and should therefore be eliminated due to a change in meaning..

but maybe I'm reading way too much into that.. I just finished a book on statistical fallacies and that was one of them lol.
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04 Jun 2013, 21:57
OA pls... D and E are definitely out... C looks gud.... B is changing the meaning... A is soundin gud... Unable to take out any grammatical errors from A,B,C

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According to Ron Purewal, the answer is C.http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/gma ... t1889.html
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09 May 2014, 08:37
Really good explanation by ron..

In short here it is:
"compared to a ratio of 42 times" - 'times' cannot be left alone - it has to be times of something..

Also after reading the ron's explanation I realized that 'their' is not really ambiguous because of parallelism
419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay

Good question..
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