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# In assessing the problems faced by rural migrant workers,

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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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18 Jun 2004, 00:55
This one has already been discussed.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7050
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18 Jun 2004, 00:58
In choice A, what does they stand for - problems or rural migrant workers. Isn't there an ambiguity there.
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18 Jun 2004, 01:10
hello

they refers to the subject of the sentence and the subject is ''rural workers'' and also problems are an entity and they can refered to as ''these'' rather than ''they''

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18 Jun 2004, 01:26
thanks for that info about 'they'. Can anyone tell me why option C is wrong.

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.

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18 Jun 2004, 04:26
Hi,
Can anyone tell me why option C is wrong. I am trying to break my head over it. Any help please.
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18 Jun 2004, 04:30
Anonymous wrote:
Hi,
Can anyone tell me why option C is wrong. I am trying to break my head over it. Any help please.
thanks.
anu

Anu,

Look at the link below, it's another discussion of the same question. I think you'll find the explanation you're looking for there.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7172

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18 Jun 2004, 06:53
SmashingGrace,

Thanks.
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