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

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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 1990.

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

b. that, on average, CEO's now earns 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times.--- compared to 42 times may mean compared to 42 occasions.

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 --- now 419 times the pay is compared to 42 times the pay; see the proper comparison. ---- correct choice

d. CEO's who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio -- This is a reported speech; 'that ' is missing.

e. CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times--- same error as in D

Pointless to break one's head whether 419 times more pay means 420 times as much pay and so on.
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17 Sep 2017, 09:59
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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 1990.

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

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

(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

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

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

1ST SPLIT: 42 times of the ratio in 1990 AND NOT 42 times of 1990 , Out of C and D, 'D' is out because who cannot refer to a CEO's, it can refer to CEO
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23 Sep 2017, 00:31
Anyone chose answer E for this question. IMO the 1st phrase is clearly written "CEO's earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue collar workers" + the 2nd phrase functioned rightly "compared to the ratio of specific number"

I could not even detect the grammatical error in answer E, can anyone help me on this?
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27 Sep 2017, 10:56
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.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
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
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. 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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28 Sep 2017, 03:41
tringuyenminh293 wrote:
Anyone chose answer E for this question. IMO the 1st phrase is clearly written "CEO's earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue collar workers" + the 2nd phrase functioned rightly "compared to the ratio of specific number"

I could not even detect the grammatical error in answer E, can anyone help me on this?

Hello tringuyenminh293,

Following is the sentence with Choice E:

A recent review of pay scales indicates CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times in 1980.

Per this choice, a recent review indicates CEO's. This is not what the original sentence says.

The original sentence intends to say that the review indicates something about the earnings of the CEO's.

Absence of that after indicates creates this anomaly in meaning. So Choice E stands incorrect.

Hope this helps.
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29 Oct 2017, 03:53
Hi Experts GMATNinja egmat
Do we not need a helping verb after ratio?
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29 Oct 2017, 06:01
in choice C,
"as compared to" works as a preposition.
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14 Nov 2017, 18:43
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 1990.

(A) that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times what ratio of 42 times? not parallel. besides 419 times more than is incorrect. 419 times something is better

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

(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 I like this. Nothing incorrect here. Keep it in. '419 times the pay' is parallel to '42 times their pay'

(D) CEO's who now earn on average 419 time more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio missing 'that' after 'indicates'.'CEO's who' changes meaning; and there is no verb

(E) CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times missing 'that' after 'indicates'
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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 1990.

(A) that CEO's now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times what ratio of 42 times? not parallel. besides 419 times more than is incorrect. 419 times something is better

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

(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 I like this. Nothing incorrect here. Keep it in. '419 times the pay' is parallel to '42 times their pay'

(D) CEO's who now earn on average 419 time more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio missing 'that' after 'indicates'.'CEO's who' changes meaning; and there is no verb

(E) CEO's now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times missing 'that' after 'indicates'
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17 Feb 2018, 00:22
Dear mikemcgarry, GMATNinja, sayantanc2k

this question has been discussed many times, but I still need your help to clarify " 's", although it is not the key approach, it does confuse me a lot , therefore I wasted a lot of time to check the construction of the answer choice.
at first I thought "earn" is verb in the clause, but later, I don't think so. i have no idea that " 's" is possessive or abbreviation of " is "
C version:
that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
if " 's" is possessive, then i think "earn" is noun, so i can't find the verb,
If " 's" is abbreviation of " is", then choice C is illogical, because CEO cannot be earn,
If "earn" is a verb, then why is "CEO's" , not "CEOs"

because I sunk into this confusion, i waste a lot of time.

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20 Feb 2018, 20:49
zoezhuyan wrote:
Dear mikemcgarry, GMATNinja, sayantanc2k

this question has been discussed many times, but I still need your help to clarify " 's", although it is not the key approach, it does confuse me a lot , therefore I wasted a lot of time to check the construction of the answer choice.
at first I thought "earn" is verb in the clause, but later, I don't think so. i have no idea that " 's" is possessive or abbreviation of " is "
C version:
that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
if " 's" is possessive, then i think "earn" is noun, so i can't find the verb,
If " 's" is abbreviation of " is", then choice C is illogical, because CEO cannot be earn,
If "earn" is a verb, then why is "CEO's" , not "CEOs"

because I sunk into this confusion, i waste a lot of time.

Have a nice day.
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Hi zoezhuyan!

You are absolutely correct here -- the apostrophe is incorrect in all these cases. All of the answer choices should say "CEOs", not "CEO's". We only use an apostrophe when we're implying possessive, or "is". Neither of those are the case here. So this is a mistake in the question. Good catch!

Hope that helps
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21 Feb 2018, 02:48
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Hi zoezhuyan!

You are absolutely correct here -- the apostrophe is incorrect in all these cases. All of the answer choices should say "CEOs", not "CEO's". We only use an apostrophe when we're implying possessive, or "is". Neither of those are the case here. So this is a mistake in the question. Good catch!

Hope that helps
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Hi Carolyn,

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