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# In assessing the problems faced by rural migrant workers,

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369. 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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15 Jun 2005, 17:26
Yes, D is the best choice. This has been discussed previosuly, but I can't find the link. Maybe someone else can post the link up here.
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16 Jun 2005, 12:06
A is wrong. It seems to indicate that the question is assessing the problem.

D is correct.
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16 Jun 2005, 22:47
I will opt E.

I will reject A for the use of In assessing.
B and C are out.

D is looking relatively less strong because of the use of in an assessment of .

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17 Jun 2005, 09:50
Tarun,

E is wrong. Pronoun problem... What does "They" refer to here?

All the subjects in E are singular (rural migrant worker and urban migrant worker).
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18 Jun 2005, 21:08
The OA is A.
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22 Jun 2005, 07:58
WinWinMBA wrote:
The OA is A.

Wrong
Actually the OA is D

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