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In assessing the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.

(A) In assessing the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.

(B) The question of whether the rural migrant worker is better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant in assessing the problems that they face.

(C) A question that is irrelevant in assessing the problems that rural migrant workers face is whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor.

(D) In an assessment of the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.

(E) The question of whether the rural migrant worker is better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant in an assessment of the problems that they face.

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16 Oct 2004, 08:46
The best anser is (D). It clearly says whose problems are being assessed. Moreover, it makes the comparison clear between two kinds of workers.
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17 Oct 2004, 23:37
oa is D....But i am still not convinced.....

All i can think of is that "in assessing..." is not as idiomatic as "in an assessment of..."

but is this the point of the question or do we have more to learn from this?

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18 Oct 2004, 06:29
A and D are similar except the introdcution in assessing vs in an assessment...

I thought in this kind of case ets prefer -ing form (eg in averaging vs an average of ) ??
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