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An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2008, 16:03
In Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work,
many of which are in
middle management and light industry.
A. as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work,
many of which are in
B. as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works,
many in
C. as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work,
many of them in
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D. like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and
many are
E. like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

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Re: An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2008, 16:33
First of all the 3 options are using "as" and remaining 2 are using "like". We need to determine which one of these is correct.
"As" is used as an adverb while serving as a preposition with the meaning of "in the capacity of". It should be used before a clause, adverb or prepositional phrase. This is exactly what we need here.
"Like" is used before a noun or pronoun, so does not suits here.
Now we are left with A, B, and C.

"As in" is correct usage than "As with".

So we are left with A, and C.

If you look carefully A is ending in "many of which are in" while C is ending in "many of them in". Obviously C is ending correctly.

Answer C.
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Re: An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2008, 17:58
Hmm...i would choose A. Actually, now that I think about it and seeing that answer, I will choose C as well.
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Re: An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2008, 19:25
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First of all the 3 options are using "as" and remaining 2 are using "like". We need to determine which one of these is correct.
"As" is used as an adverb while serving as a preposition with the meaning of "in the capacity of". It should be used before a clause, adverb or prepositional phrase. This is exactly what we need here.
"Like" is used before a noun or pronoun, so does not suits here.

Answer C.

Tks for the great explaination! Actually I was confused with the use of "like" and "as" here. OA is C
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Re: An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2008, 19:26
abhijit_sen wrote:
First of all the 3 options are using "as" and remaining 2 are using "like". We need to determine which one of these is correct.
"As" is used as an adverb while serving as a preposition with the meaning of "in the capacity of". It should be used before a clause, adverb or prepositional phrase. This is exactly what we need here.
"Like" is used before a noun or pronoun, so does not suits here.
Now we are left with A, B, and C.

"As in" is correct usage than "As with".

So we are left with A, and C.

If you look carefully A is ending in "many of which are in" while C is ending in "many of them in". Obviously C is ending correctly.

Answer C.


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Re: An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2008, 19:57
One more point that I missed, "women work" vs "women works". Since women is plural so correct is "women work" that also helps in eliminating 2 choices.
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Re: An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2008, 20:04
One more C.

Good explanation Abhijit. I get good number of SC right but cant speak the grammar language. (english second language)

Is there any quick refresher compilation on these , like a word doc or something?
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Re: An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2008, 20:24
abhijit_sen wrote:
One more point that I missed, "women work" vs "women works". Since women is plural so correct is "women work" that also helps in eliminating 2 choices.


This one is important, too.

I remembered that for "ratio" and "proportion", V always agrees with the main Subject.
In this sentence: "a overwhelming proportion of women"--> "women" is the main Subjest--V should be "work".

Pls correct if I am wrong
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Re: An proportion of women work/works???? [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2008, 07:38
In Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work,
many of which are in
middle management and light industry.
A. as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work,
many of which are in
B. as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works,
many in
C. as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work,
many of them in
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D. like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and
many are
E. like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

Last but not least, Parallelism leaves you only with A & C (2-3 split)...
Re: An proportion of women work/works????   [#permalink] 04 Apr 2008, 07:38
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