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996. 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 it at 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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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 20:28
Straight D.
A, B and C are out b'coz of wrong comparisons.
In A :
Unlike most severance packages, which ........scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile......
E is wordy and I think "they" is ambiguous.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 20:35
(A) (B) (C) are out because workers and automobile company should not be compared with severance package.

(E) the last day that they are scheduled to collect distorts what the sentence means.

Thus choose (D)
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 20:39
I choose D as well...

and the scheduled to collect makes it seem like they aren't required to stay the last day they are scheduled but the last day of collection.
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Re: Tough SC: Severance [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 20:44
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govinam wrote:
996. 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
Is the last day scheduling? No.
B) the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for it at the automobile company’s severance package
1st part looks good...2nd part doesnot sound good
C) their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers.
best choice
D) their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company’s severance package is available to workers.
why use "in order to"
E) the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company’s severance package is available to workers.
why use "that they"

Ans C


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Nope, the OA id D. We have proven this SC to be D many times before...

Read Paul's explanation.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 20:58
Must be between D and E.

D is better than E in that E uses ambiguous "they".
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 21:26
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I missed this point.....It should be D, not C
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Re: OA [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 06:48
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Btw, official answer is E but don't know why.

:no :no

OA must be D
A good discussion:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=15907

Another one:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18674
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 10:25
why ambiguous "they".

they is clearly refering to the closest now: workers. Why it is ambiguous ?

Can someone clarify ?
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 12:00
I SAY D MISPLACED MODIFIER AND UNSPECIFIC PRONOUN
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Re: OA [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 17:01
govinam wrote:
Btw, official answer is E but don't know why.


Go recheck. The OA is D.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 17:07
D) their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company’s severance package is available to workers.

Comparing severance packages...
Narrows to D or E.

E has "the last day that..." making it wordy.

D is most consice.

Answer: D
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