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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 it at the automobile companyâ€™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 companyâ€™s severance package is available to workers.
E) the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile companyâ€™s severance package is available to workers.
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22 Nov 2006, 19:24
hsampath wrote:
I liked C better, more concise.

C has modifier problem.

The answer is between D and E
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22 Nov 2006, 21:14
D, it is.

Only D and E make the right use of Unlike most severance packages..... the automobile company's severance package

But E seems to alter the meaning.D says that workers should stay until the last day of their job in order to collect the package.
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22 Nov 2006, 21:56
D only.

E changes the meaning ....

employee is not scheduling the day to collect ...
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23 Nov 2006, 00:23
Guys, OA is E....I also went for D....don't know why E is OA
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23 Nov 2006, 01:43
A tough one.

After due consideration, am going for E.

Eliminate the middleman. Need to compare apple to apple. Hence, "severance packages" with another "severance packages"

Therefore options (A) to (C) are out!

(D) "in order to collect": odd sentence structure.

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23 Nov 2006, 02:09
D) their last scheduled day in order to collect

Problem in D seem to be their. This implies that the workers own the day , which is not possible.
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23 Nov 2006, 02:40
tobiastt wrote:
D) their last scheduled day in order to collect

Problem in D seem to be their. This implies that the workers own the day , which is not possible.

besides "last scheduled day" is vague? what does that mean?
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23 Nov 2006, 05:06
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tobiastt wrote:
D) their last scheduled day in order to collect

Problem in D seem to be their. This implies that the workers own the day , which is not possible.

besides "last scheduled day" is vague? what does that mean?

If the date of leaving a company has already been scheduled...........then u call it the last scheduled day...................it usually happens with contract jobs naa..................or otherwise...............mite sound silly.............but it made sense to me...............
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23 Nov 2006, 09:42
tobiastt wrote:
D) their last scheduled day in order to collect

Problem in D seem to be their. This implies that the workers own the day , which is not possible.

Do you mean to say --

His last days were the toughest

He OWNS those last days??

D has only one issue -

wait until their last scheduled day in order to collect [collect what? it needs an object here]

As used above - collect is a TRANSITIVE verb and as such it requires an object to complete the thought it intends to convey.

For example it's perfectly alright to say

In order to collect the payment you need to wait until the payment-due-date.

If you flip it - you must wait until the schedule payment date in order to collect your payment.
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23 Nov 2006, 09:50
tennis_ball wrote:
only D. in E: u collect the last day. lol.

That's an amazingly hilarious interpretation
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23 Nov 2006, 12:28
I'm going for D.
Also, can't we eliminate E b/c it's passive?
Does anyone have the OA?
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23 Nov 2006, 17:29
dwivedys wrote:
tennis_ball wrote:
only D. in E: u collect the last day. lol.

That's an amazingly hilarious interpretation

Gmat asks us to interpret this way by using 'that'.
so what's wrong. u must be Republican here. hehe..
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23 Nov 2006, 22:00
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Guys, OA is E....I also went for D....don't know why E is OA

Are their any grammar wizards who can explain why it's E and not D?
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E) the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile companyâ€™s severance package is available to workers.

E sounds more awkward than D to me. Additionally, the bolded part is passive .. isn't it. I'd really like to understand why D is wrong.
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02 Dec 2006, 20:01
I had this on GMATprep, OA is D. because of "in order to" collect. I chose C originally. C lacks the clear meaning in D, the rest is the same. Their refers to workers, which is fine. You can ask the question, why do they require them to stay? In order to (so that they) can collect. D There are some other problems with C, wordy, changes meaning etc.
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02 Dec 2006, 21:02
Which cheapo jacko source is your OA from?

OA is D on GMATPrep

I can't believe some people give wrong OAs to mislead others.
02 Dec 2006, 21:02
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