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Set 1 Question 7

A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1990.

b. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times. c. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio d. CEo's who now earn on average 419 time more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio e. CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1990.

b. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times. c. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio d. CEo's who now earn on average 419 time more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio e. CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

Whew......... Im confused b/w B and C.Though B seems concise but somehow in B, a ratio that compares to 42 times looks awkward.At the same time, in C "their" is ambigious

hbs2012 wrote:

Set 1 Question 7

A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1990.

b. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times. c. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio d. CEo's who now earn on average 419 time more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio e. CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

C is definitely not correct. One ratio is recent and one is in 1990. The last bit, "the ratio in 1990", applies only to the compared ratio, not the whole thing.

Example: This fact, compared to this fact, at this date <--- correct, both facts relate to that some date This recent fact, compared to this fact, at this date <--- incorrect

B is better because the sentence now reads

Fact at one date, compared to fact at an other date.

d& e are clearly out. a is out because x times more pay. b & c are somewhat tricky. I went with c because I did not like "compares to" in b. May be b is the most appropriate. BTW I was also confused with the use of apostrophe s (CEO's as opposed to CEOs).

hbs2012 wrote:

Set 1 Question 7

A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1990.

b. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times. c. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio d. CEo's who now earn on average 419 time more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio e. CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio IN C as compared to to refers to blue-collar workers but not to The Ratio(in the Question the ratio should be compared. so we can easily eliminate C

I picked C. I don't think B corrected expressed what it is comparing. C, although long, but not necessarily wordy, made the correct comparison.

i agree with Billyjeans, D&E: out as we need "that" here A: out as wrong comparison between (B) and (C) I vote for (C) for 2 reasons: - We need "X times something" but not "X times" alone. - "that compares to ..." is awkward people can say "their" in (C) is ambiguos but i dont think so. I think it paralel to "the pay of blue-collar workers" _________________

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A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1990.

a. that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times - that and correct comparison "compared to (unlike things)" b. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times. c. that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio d. CEo's who now earn on average 419 time more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio - not starting with "indicates that" - that restricitve pronoun is required to refer back the subject in context. e. CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times - same as D

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