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Although Women's work has changed considerably in the past 200 years, the conditions under which women work have changed little since before the Industrial Revolution: the segregation of jobs by gender, lower pay for women as a group, jobs that require relatively low levels of skill and offer women little opportunity for advancement all persist, while women's household labor remains demanding.

a) the segregation of jobs by gender, lower pay for women as a group, jobs that require relatively low levels of skill and offer women little opportunity for advancement all persist, while women's household labor remains demanding.

b) the segregation of jobs by gender, lower pay for women as a group, and jobs that require relatively low levels of skill and offer women little opportunity for advancement all persist, while women's household labor remains demanding.

c) the segregation of jobs by gender, the lowering of pay for women as a group, and jobs requiring relatively low levels of skill and offering women little opportunity for advancement all persisting while women's household labor remains demanding.

d) job segregation by gender, lower pay pay for women as a group, relatively low level skilled jobs offering women little opportunity for advancement all persist, not to mention women's household labor remaining demanding.

e) the segregation of jobs by gender, the lower pay for women as a group, the jobs that require low levels of skill with little opportunity for advancement all persist, as well as women's household labor remains demanding.
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12 Mar 2004, 12:25
tough one indeed...E is my choice...
After reading it again...I feel C may be the answer though with the use of segregation and lowering....
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12 Mar 2004, 12:50

It is a tough one. I thought it is a RC.

A, B --> X, Y, and Z persist, while A remains demanding. << not parallel

D --> "not to mention" imprecise
E --> "as well as" does not being in the required contrast.

Thus, C
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12 Mar 2004, 12:51
B is my choice.

The rest break the rules of parallelism.
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12 Mar 2004, 12:54

You're actually wrong when you say:

"A, B --> X, Y, and Z persist, while A remains demanding. << not parallel "

X, Y and Z are collectively plural so they need a plural verb = persist. A is singular and needs a singular verb = remains.
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12 Mar 2004, 13:20
ndidi204 wrote:

"A, B --> X, Y, and Z persist, while A remains demanding. << not parallel "

X, Y and Z are collectively plural so they need a plural verb = persist. A is singular and needs a singular verb = remains.

Yes, The answer could be B.

There no subject-verb disagreement in this question!

"A, B --> X, Y, and Z persist, while A remains demanding.

I mistook "demanding" for a verb. Here, the verb is "remains" and

Therefore, in a simplified form, the sentence should read as follows.

X, Y, and Z all persist, while A remains

Where "persist" and "remains" are parallel.

Good Point Ndidi
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12 Mar 2004, 13:25
but B definitely lacks parallellism though....Then how can it be correct???moreover there is a lack of continuation just before all persist....
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12 Mar 2004, 13:28
ndidi204 wrote:

"A, B --> X, Y, and Z persist, while A remains demanding. << not parallel "

X, Y and Z are collectively plural so they need a plural verb = persist. A is singular and needs a singular verb = remains.

Yes, The answer could be B.

There no subject-verb disagreement in this question!

"A, B --> X, Y, and Z persist, while A remains demanding.

I mistook "demanding" for a verb. Here, the verb is "remains" and

Therefore, in a simplified form, the sentence should read as follows.

X, Y, and Z all persist, while A remains

Where "persist" and "remains" are parallel.

Good Point Ndidi

A, B --> W, X, Y and Z all persist, while A remains

So, per answer B we will have
W, X and Y and Z all persist, while A remains

Don't you think this is a lil awkward ?

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12 Mar 2004, 13:36
B =

"b) the segregation of jobs by gender, lower pay for women as a group, and jobs that require relatively low levels of skill and offer women little opportunity for advancement all persist, while women's household labor remains demanding. "

Explanation:
the W (the segregation of jobs by gender), X (lower pay for women as a group), and Y (jobs that require relatively low levels of skill and offer women little opportunity for advancement) all persist, while Z (women's household labor) remains demanding.
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12 Mar 2004, 13:40
hmmm . . . . Points to ponder

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12 Mar 2004, 14:13
According to me C is incomplete with
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persisting while women's household labor remains demanding...

D & E has 'not to mention' and 'as well as', which is not required.Between A & B, I have a doubt..
Can we have a sentence in which there is a coma before and like in
b) the segregation of jobs by gender, lower pay for women as a group, and jobs that require relatively low levels of skill and offer women little opportunity for advancement all persist, while women's household labor remains demanding.
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If yes then the answer should be B
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Re: SC #4: Women's work [#permalink]

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14 Mar 2004, 08:22
I think it is [E]

the segregation of jobs by gender, the lower pay for women as a group, the jobs that require low levels of skill with little opportunity for advancement all persist, as well as women's household labor remains demanding.

2 reasons:
1. Maintains parallel form "the"
2. Follows a series, ex:- S in T, U in V, W in X and /(as also) Y in z
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Re: SC #4: Women's work [#permalink]

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14 Mar 2004, 14:32
Rajbhai wrote:
a) the segregation of jobs by gender, lower pay for women as a group, jobs that require relatively low levels of skill and offer women little opportunity for advancement all persist, while women's household labor remains demanding.

A cant be correct, unless there is the conjunction, and, between lower pay and jobs.
Re: SC #4: Women's work   [#permalink] 14 Mar 2004, 14:32
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