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Using the average wage of $200 a day to value workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be approximately$300 annually to the average worker.
A)Using the average wage of $200 a day to value workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be$300 annually to the average worker.
B)Using the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and the assumption that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be$300 annually to the average worker.
C)Assuming the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker.
D)Assuming the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and the fact that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker.
E)Using the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker.
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08 Jun 2013, 12:08
I chose option E.

We could eliminate C & D because of its use of "Assuming the ____ as __ " which is incorrect.

Between A, B & E - Only E correctly uses the form "the analyst estimated that the" instead of "the analyst estimated ...."

Does this help explain it?
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Using the average wage of $200 a day to value workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be approximately$300 annually to the average worker.
A)Using the average wage of $200 a day to value workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be$300 annually to the average worker.
B)Using the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and the assumption that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be$300 annually to the average worker.
C)Assuming the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker.
D)Assuming the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and the fact that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker.
E)Using the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker.

Wow! This one was tough took me almost 2 min! Chose (E). In future posts it would definetely be advisable to leave some space between answer choices, otherwise I get the impression it is harder than it really is.

Now back to the question, parallelism in E is correct - Using // assuming. Looking good.
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16 Oct 2013, 18:27
emmak wrote:
Using the average wage of $200 a day to value workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be approximately$300 annually to the average worker.
A)Using the average wage of $200 a day to value workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be$300 annually to the average worker. <<Estimated That ---That missing >>
B)Using the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and the assumption that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth might be$300 annually to the average worker.<<Estimated That ---That missing >>
C)Assuming the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker. <<Meaning change.It should be using the average wage>>
D)Assuming the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time and the fact that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker. <<Meaning change.It should be using the average wage and the usage of fact.which is redundant >>
E)Using the average wage of $200 a day as a value of workers’ time, and assuming that people who could ask more questions online would, the analyst estimated that the search engine might be worth$300 annually to the average worker.
<<Correct..Correct usage of assuming that >>
Please correct me If I am wrong.The usage of fact is not correct?Can any one tell me is it always incorrect to use fact as a key word in SC.
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08 Jan 2014, 00:56
B,C and D are incorrect because they lack parallelism.
Out of A and E, E uses "estimated that", whereas A doesn't.

So, the correct answer is E.
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14 Jan 2014, 07:08
Zarrolou wrote:
vishnuns39620 wrote:
I chose option E.

We could eliminate C & D because of its use of "Assuming the ____ as __ " which is incorrect.

Between A, B & E - Only E correctly uses the form "the analyst estimated that the" instead of "the analyst estimated ...."

Does this help explain it?

Hi vishnuns,

can you please elaborate more why you think that "Assuming the ____ as __ " and "the analyst estimated ...." are wrong?

About the second construct in particular, I think that is perfectly legit:
the analyst estimated the search engine’s worth
Why do you think that this kind of strucuture is wrong?

Whenever you see verbs like: "say/tell/suggest/announce/estimate/..." most of the times "that" is required, but do not take this as a Rule of Thumb.
Example:
The computer company has announced that it will purchase (...). In this sentence that is required and refers to the entire clause.

But when you have other types of counstruct as "analysts estimated the worth", "that" is not required.
"The worth" is the actual thing that he estimated, so the phrase without "that" is correct.

I hope that what I mean is clear

Hi Zarrolou,

If option A is not wrong for this reason, then what's wrong with this option? I think the difference between A and E has more to do with this sentence fragment: "$200 as a value of worker's time". Please help. VP Joined: 09 Jun 2010 Posts: 1332 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 768 Re: Using the average wage of$200 a day to value workers time, [#permalink]

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03 Sep 2015, 18:33
if the second part of ellipsis contains helping verb, the first part must contain the same helping verb, possibly in different tense. if the case is not like this, we write down full verb phrase in the second part.

I think in E , "would " should be " would ask"