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Most Corporations pay at least twice as much to full-time employees, if the value of benefits, sick days, and paid vacation days are included in earnings, than to part-time employees, whose hourly wages are often higher than those of their full-time colleagues.

(A) are included in earnings, than
(B) are included in earnings, as
(C) is included in earnings, than they pay
(D) is included in earnings, as is paid
(E) is included in earnings, as they pay

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16 Aug 2004, 16:57
Need a as much.. as, so (A) is out. Value of benefits, sick days and paid vacation are plural, so need a 'are'. (B) is my choice.
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16 Aug 2004, 17:37
Will go with E
Reasons:
1. "is" is correct ... the value of X is ... (A/B out!)
2. corporations pay twice as much to X as they pay to Y ... is parrallel (is paid kills the parrallelism)
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16 Aug 2004, 17:45
You're right with the idiom. But when we have a list of items following the word value, is it still singular ?
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16 Aug 2004, 19:35
ywilfred wrote:
You're right with the idiom. But when we have a list of items following the word value, is it still singular ?

OA is E.

Talking bout a point, which ywilfred mentioned here, I have a quiz.

the average of scores (is / are)
the number of people (is / are)
the total of scores (is / are)
the rest of people (is / are)
half of people (is / are)
3% of people (is / are)

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16 Aug 2004, 19:39
he average of scores IS
the number of people IS
the total of scores IS
the rest of people ARE
half of people ARE
3% of people ARE
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16 Aug 2004, 19:43
the average of scores (is / are) -- is
the number of people (is / are) -- is
the total of scores (is / are) -- is
the rest of people (is / are) -- are
half of people (is / are) -- are
3% of people (is / are) -- are
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16 Aug 2004, 20:24
SigEpUCI wrote:
he average of scores IS
the number of people IS
the total of scores IS
the rest of people ARE
half of people ARE
3% of people ARE

Agree with the above
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16 Aug 2004, 20:55
Yes, you guys are all collect!

he average of scores IS
the number of people IS
the total of scores IS
the rest of people ARE
half of people ARE
3% of people ARE
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16 Aug 2004, 21:04
interestingly,

the number of people IS
a number of people ARE

this subtlety could confusing some...
16 Aug 2004, 21:04
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