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575. Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in

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23 Nov 2008, 12:45
Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years...

I will go with B....
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23 Nov 2008, 13:58
Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s => implies later years are taken care of instead of the worker
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in => oneself without one
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in => oneself without one
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in => incorrect use of them
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in => hold

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I would go for E as well.

Pensions is plural, hence it has to be workers, Amongst D and E, themselves is correct. Hence E.
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23 Nov 2008, 14:32
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575. Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in

E is paralled.

A. a worker cannot be referred by one's.
B. similar to A.
C. similar to A/B.
D. workers should be followed by themselves not by them.
E. workers - themselves is a proper combination.
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24 Nov 2008, 01:23
Going with B:

pensions are X and pensions are money that bla bla. money describes pensions and B describes money via "that + clause"

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575. Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in

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24 Nov 2008, 21:37
OA is E
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24 Nov 2008, 21:40
I am not convienced with OA.....can you please post OE as well, because "money workers" is bit akward than "money that a worker"
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money workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in , the whole clause modifies pensions.
I am not convienced with OA.....can you please post OE as well, because "money workers" is bit akward than "money that a worker"
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25 Nov 2008, 03:33
575. Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in

IMO : E
2/3 Split ..A B and C are out because - Pensions ( plural ) require Workers ( plural )instead of worker ( singular )
Between D and E -
E looks oK but dont understand why , gramatically , option D is wrong ?
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25 Nov 2008, 03:38
First guess was E, but is "Oneself" the correct referrent to "Worker"?

Should not be herself or himself?
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06 Nov 2010, 09:55
I need more clarification for these one.
Could anybody provide it?
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06 Nov 2010, 10:11
Pensions is the subject. Hence it cannot be a worker, it must be plural workers. Possessive pronoun is better in E witout any ambiguities
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10 Nov 2010, 13:21
rampuria wrote:
575. Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in

Pensions should take care of workers. So A,B, and C are out. 'Them' is ambiguous. 'Themselves' clearly refers back to workers.

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10 Nov 2010, 13:22
Can you provide source of this question?
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10 Nov 2010, 14:54
Option E seems best among the choices considering the pronoun " themselves" , but modifier construction in E doesn't seems correct. Can any one explain how " money workers are ...." construction seems correct?
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12 Nov 2010, 11:23
Could anybody elaborate on why one cannot refer back to worker?
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15 Dec 2010, 11:03
After long looking on this question I think I understand why this construction is working. If we look on E as a whole we get:

...payment of salary, money workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in...

If you look on the part after the comma, you might wonder what is it (as I am). this is not new clause because then we get a run-on sentence in which two clauses (sub+verb) are joined only with a comma.
What we have here is an Absolute Phrase. This is a way to put a modifier after a comma which refers to the whole idea before (like present participle after comma). I saw this immediately when I tried to solve it, but what bothered me is that an absolute phrase will never contain sub+verb but only a noun+noun modifier. It can contain a THAT clause in which you can insert sub+verb of course. That is why I chose B.
But now I understand that we have here a case where there should be a THAT after the word money, but it been omitted. We can omit a THAT if the modified noun is the object of the modifying clause (from MGMT pg 88) like:
The Movie THAT we watched last Friday was scary
is equal to:
The Movie we watched last Friday was scary

So the underlying real sentence is actually:
...payment of salary, money THAT workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in...
Which does work as a regular absolute phrase.

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