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A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

a)employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

b)employers as those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

c)employers than those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

d)employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

e)employers than people did who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.
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28 May 2013, 23:30
Is the placement of did in option E correct ? Is it not better to place it before the word people ?
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28 May 2013, 23:55
I have chosen D, could someone tell me why is not correct?
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29 May 2013, 00:31
Hi Kyuss,

Here is D in full:

A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

I've highlighted the problem area. Here it is essentially a question of what makes sense. "those who did send in" is just incredibly awkward in English.
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29 May 2013, 02:35
Hi

I understand that as its a comparison , so use of than is required but what are the issues with option C.

A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers than those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.
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29 May 2013, 05:43
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I understand that as its a comparison , so use of than is required but what are the issues with option C.

A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers than those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

here those does not have a clear antecedent, so it can be removed.
In the option E, than the people removed this error ... and i think that the the did is misplaced
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22 Jul 2013, 07:27
I too am not convinced with the placement of did inn option E. This placement also kills parallelism.. sentence says.. A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in blah had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers than people didwho sent in blah
I choose C as the correct answer, but the OE says that there is a missing 'with' before the but.. that makes sense in hindsight.
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12 Jun 2015, 12:05
saikarthikreddy wrote:
A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

a)employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

b)employers as those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

c)employers than those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

d)employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

e)employers than people did who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

Narrowed to D and E.
D-used "did spend"----did cannot be used with past tense.Eg:did know(correct),did knew(incorrect)---out
E-CORRECT

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12 Jun 2015, 12:39
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saikarthikreddy wrote:
A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

a)employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

b)employers as those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

c)employers than those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

d)employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

e)employers than people did who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

Narrowed to D and E.
D-used "did spend"----did cannot be used with past tense.Eg:did know(correct),did knew(incorrect)---out
E-CORRECT

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But if we simplify variant E we receive:

that people ... had a much more difficult time ... than people did ....

How is this parallel? people had more than people did?
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Is the placement of did in option E correct ? Is it not better to place it before the word people ?

I am not a native speaker, but I agree with you. Did should precede the subject people because there is an attributive clause who... which makes the subject incredibly long, Another reason is that it's always better to put attributive clause immediately after the antecedent.

Does any native speaker tell us whether it's right or wrong with thier native ears?

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14 Jun 2015, 21:29
Hi,

a)employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.-We are comparing people so "than" should be usesd. out

b)employers as those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.-We are comparing people so "than" should be usesd. out

c)employers than those(people) who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.-Looks good

d)employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.-out

e)employers than people did who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names."did" is definitely misplaced.
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14 Jun 2015, 22:17
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Hi,

a)employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.-We are comparing people so "than" should be usesd. out

b)employers as those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.-We are comparing people so "than" should be usesd. out

c)employers than those(people) who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.-Looks good

d)employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.-out

e)employers than people did who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names."did" is definitely misplaced.

In C miss "with" before “white-sounding”
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