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Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 01:53
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Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have given rise to substantial differentials between the wage of housepainters and secretaries and between the wages of parking-lot attendants and library assistants.

(A) paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have
(B) paid in occupations that are predominantly make over those that are predominantly female have
(C) that favors predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female have
(D) that favors predominantly male occupations over those that are predominantly female has
(E) paid in predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female has

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 06:04
I picked D for this. But all of us are incorrect again. :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 06:24
Answer can be only D. Discrimination requires singular has instead of have. So we are left with D and E... E compares wages of males with females... So D could be the only corect answer..Unless some very subtle concept is tested here.. which I dont think is likely.
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Re: SC - from 885 - 18 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 06:40
I think it is D.

Discrimination is singular. So, A, B & C are ruled out.

Between D & E, only D has the proper idiom "favor x over y" and thus is the answer. E does not make correct sense.

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Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have given rise to substantial differentials between the wage of housepainters and secretaries and between the wages of parking-lot attendants and library assistants.

(A) paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have
(B) paid in occupations that are predominantly make over those that are predominantly female have
(C) that favors predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female have
(D) that favors predominantly male occupations over those that are predominantly female has
(E) paid in predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female has

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 07:01
OA is E.

I was surprised to find that it is E instead of D. :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 08:21
E is the correct one.

As we already know that choices A, B, C are eliminated due to singular 'HAS' verb, we are left with choice D, and E.

Look at both the choices....

(D) that favors predominantly male occupations over those that are predominantly female has

(E) paid in predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female has

Between these 2, E is concise. And I do not see any faulty comparison. Had the sentence been 'Predominant female', perhaps yes, then their is a faulty comparison. But 'Predominantly female' directly relates to occupations.

Hence E is the best choice.

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 09:06
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Answer can be only D. Discrimination requires singular has instead of have. So we are left with D and E... E compares wages of males with females... So D could be the only corect answer..Unless some very subtle concept is tested here.. which I dont think is likely.


E makes proper comparisons for ellipsis is correctly applied here.
D, on the other hand, is too wordy
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 16:06
Thanks guys!

I think that D's 'those that are predominantly female' is illogical.
'predominantly female' should be used as noun adjective to modify 'occupations', which is abbreviated in E.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 16:33
Discrimination is singular. So only (D) or (E) can be the answer. Discrimination in wages paid in occupations is correct. It is the occupation that result in the favoring, not the wages ! So (E) is right.
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Re: SC - from 885 - 18 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 18:37
got E as well.

in addition to what has already been stated:
the sentence can be written as follows: discrimination has given rise to...

We need "...in wages paid" not "wages that" b/c wages are not favoring anything. C and D are out. furthermore, we need "has" b/c this should refer back to discrimination(singular). left us with E.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 19:03
Also got E
A,B,C are clearly out because of wrong tense comparison
D is illogical. How can the discrimination favors male occupations over female ones? It means literally that you can pick a male occupation over a female one although the author intends to compare the impact of discrimination in wages.
E is best and uses the concept of ellipsis. It does sound weird but it is not grammatically flawed.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 22:50
Hi lastochka,

Could you let me know how ellipsis is correctly applied here? I know ellipsis but could not figure out how it is applied here.

Thanks in advance.


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crackgmat750 wrote:
Answer can be only D. Discrimination requires singular has instead of have. So we are left with D and E... E compares wages of males with females... So D could be the only corect answer..Unless some very subtle concept is tested here.. which I dont think is likely.


E makes proper comparisons for ellipsis is correctly applied here.
D, on the other hand, is too wordy

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2004, 23:00
Oops!! How could I justify D.... hOW CAN DISCRIMINATION IN WAGES can favor something... D is ridiculous. Iam sure nowadays iam out of my senses.
thanks guys..OA can only be E :(
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