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# A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO's now earn

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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 1980

that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times.

that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times.

that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio.

CEO's who now earn on average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio.

CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

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21 Feb 2006, 18:43
is it CEO's or CEOs? should be CEOs, right. if so, then B.

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21 Feb 2006, 19:48
Has to be between A and B. I'll click B and move ahead.

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22 Feb 2006, 00:54
I will go with A.

Don't you guys think that "a ratio that compares to 42 times" ,in B, has error. Can a ratio compare something? Its the review that is comparing and comparing to current ration.
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22 Feb 2006, 02:18
Yeah the bet is btw A & B here.. I will pick A too
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22 Feb 2006, 17:39
guys OA is C. source is GMATprep

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22 Feb 2006, 20:31
we need "the ratio" at the end of the sentence to properly complete the comparison, which only (C) uses correctly. Agree with the OA.

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22 Feb 2006, 22:36
I chose B also. Why is it C?

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23 Feb 2006, 06:50
How can it be C ?? In C "as compared to 42 times their pay" their is unclear referent .B seems right to me. Can anybody explain?[/b]

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23 Feb 2006, 11:08
Good question. I was stuck between A and C.
While In C "the ratio" is redundant. I find that in A "the CEO's earn an average of 419 times" gives us the impression that the salary of the CEO is an average of 419 times the pay of the worker which means it does not make sense.

However in C "on average, the CEO's earn 419 times" the pay of any CEO is about 419 times the pay of the worker, which is what the author intends to covey
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14 Jul 2006, 07:47
Could someone else explain why is it (C)? It's still not clear to me. I liked none of these choices, but I think (A) and (B) are still better than (C).

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14 Jul 2006, 08:04
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Could someone else explain why is it (C)? It's still not clear to me. I liked none of these choices, but I think (A) and (B) are still better than (C).

If it has to be C then it should be CEOs and not CEO's, so that their has a clear antecedent.

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14 Jul 2006, 08:32

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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 1980

that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times.Unidiomatic : X times Y is correct, not X times more than Y

that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times. Misplaced Modifier : "..., a ratio..." seems to refer to the blue-collar workers

that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio.Correct : "Their" can be taken to refer to the "blue-collar workers" and not "CEOs". Best of the lot, eventhough one can argue that "their" doesnt have a clear antecedent.

CEO's who now earn on average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio. Missing conjunction "that", without which the sentence doesnt make sense.

CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times. Missing conjunction "that", without which the sentence doesnt make sense. Also, "average" is misplaced and seems to indicate that CEOs earn the average of "419 times the pay of blue-collar workers"
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18 Jul 2006, 00:48
Will go with C.

Only C compares the number of times the salary is higher with another number of times.

Others make the mistake of comapring the number of times with the ratio.

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18 Jul 2006, 03:04
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 1980

that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times. are we not considering the ratio rather than the pay,... this is out

that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times. wordy

that, on average, CEO's now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio.seems correct

CEO's who now earn on average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio. wordy
CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times
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18 Jul 2006, 13:23
C makes sense.. C clearly explains that ratios are compared..

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