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Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated.

A the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
B the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package
C their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
D their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers
E the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers

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06 Aug 2005, 08:54
D it is.

A B and C are wrong...

E has a problem, "they" is the trouble and the meaning of the sentence seems to indicate thet SP are scheduled to collect/

D resolves this...
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06 Aug 2005, 09:14
D.

between D & E, D is better and concise. describes purpose crisply with 'in order to collect' and avoids lengthy restrictive clause in E.
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06 Aug 2005, 11:45
D, compares severence package to severance package..
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06 Aug 2005, 16:52
Pauline wrote:
gotoknow3 wrote:
sounds like E

Wrong.

Should be D because E is already wrong. E also has pronoun problem. "they" in E is ambigious.
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06 Aug 2005, 17:02
E. D changes the meaning of the sentence. How can be it "last scheduled day"? IMO "scheduled" modifies "the last day to collect"

"they" is close to "workers" and hence correctly refers to it.

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07 Aug 2005, 00:17
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Thanks, I got why A, B and C are wrong!

I will write is like that:
(A): Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package...
(B): Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package...
(C): Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers...
(D): Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers...

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E also has pronoun problem. "they" in E is ambigious.

(E) Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers even if they find a new job before they are terminated.

OA is D.
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16 Mar 2006, 19:48
Can some one please confirm the OA. Per the 1000 SC OA is E

the 'they' in E makes me uncomfortable

Is it REALLY D ?

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16 Mar 2006, 21:29
thats right, according to the 1000SC doc, the OA is E.
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17 Mar 2006, 01:15
Between C and D, I'll go with D. Much clearer that it's the severance package that the workers are collecting.

A,B and E all sound like it's the last day the workers are collecting.
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17 Mar 2006, 01:57
I think D is the best!

A) the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
>> Workers are compared with package.

B) the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package
>> Workers are compared with package.

C) their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
>> Automobile company is compared with package.

D) their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers
>> The Best! "Workers' last scheduled day in order to collect" is very clear. Correct comparison

E) the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers
>> I think the first part is wordy. "the last day that they are scheduled to collect"..."their last scheduled day" is good enough.
This also sounds like "they are scheduled to collect the last day"
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17 Mar 2006, 04:42
I too am for D. (But, I did not catch that "they" in E is ambiguous. I striked it off because it's wordy).
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18 Mar 2006, 22:37
Brought the choices down to D and E
Going with D because it sounds better.
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