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

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New post 24 Dec 2019, 03:56
I just miss this kind of question even after knowing that I am weak in these kind,
Any suggestion how to tackle any question like this on,comparing two thing with twice,double,times,quadruple,etc.
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New post 30 Jan 2020, 06:50
how do we gain comfort with the "their" in choice C?
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New post 30 Jan 2020, 08:28
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how do we gain comfort with the "their" in choice C?

Well, one could argue that their is technically ambiguous, for their can refer to pay scales or to blue-collar workers.

From the context however, it is very clear that their should only refer to blue-collar workers.

It needs to be noted that pronoun ambiguity should generally not be a reason to eliminate an answer choice.
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New post 30 Jan 2020, 10:03
esonrev wrote:
how do we gain comfort with the "their" in choice C?



Hello esonrev,

Thank you for the query. :-)

The structure and the context of the sentence clarify that the pronoun their logically and grammatically refers to blue-collar workers. Choice C reads:


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

The first part of the sentence talks about the pay of blue-collar workers. Hence, the phrase their pay in the second part of the comparison refers to the pay of blue-collar workers. There is no pronoun ambiguity in Choice C.


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New post 22 Feb 2020, 13:23
A. We are comparing 419 times more pay than blue collar workers – incorrect. Also, 419 times more pay – compared to a ratio of 42 times – incorrect
B. 419 times the pay – a ratio that compares to 42 times – incorrect
C. 419 times the pay – compared to 42 times their pay – which is a ratio. – Correct answer
D. Absence of “that” makes the sentence incorrect.
E. Same error as D
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New post 09 Mar 2020, 21:04
Ration can not be X times

Either we can say ratio is 42

Or we can say 42 times
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New post 13 Mar 2020, 00:06
Question:

Does the ''compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio'' follow the idiomatic form that I read in Manhattan ''Compared To X, Y''??

If yes, then it could help us a lot from the start.
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New post 11 May 2020, 02:45
I am still having a doubt here. While question is using CEO's, all the explanations are stating CEOs. As there is a difference in meaning of CEO's and CEOs. Can someone pls explain the effect on the ans if we use CEO's in place of CEOs.
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New post 29 Jun 2020, 07:06
Why is their not ambiguous in choices C,D, & E?

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