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A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEOs now earn

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A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEOâ€™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 CEOâ€™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, CEOâ€™s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEOâ€™s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEOâ€™s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEOâ€™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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06 Dec 2004, 19:55
"more pay than blue-collar workers" => A and D are out.

My answers is B - correct parallelism.
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06 Dec 2004, 21:43
Go with C, only one that compares the ratios correctly.
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07 Dec 2004, 08:11
I will go with â€˜Bâ€™
â€˜Aâ€™ â€“ Comparison error
â€˜Câ€™ & â€˜Dâ€™ â€“ Pronoun error in â€˜their payâ€™ â€“ Not sure if â€˜their payâ€™ refers to â€˜blue-collar workersâ€™ or â€˜CEOsâ€™ or â€˜blue-collar workers & CEOsâ€™
â€˜Eâ€™ â€“ Comparison error â€“ comparing earnings to a ratio.
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07 Dec 2004, 15:44
I pick B
it is not clear in C what is their ( the worker ? the CEO?)
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09 Dec 2004, 03:25
OA is B.......
09 Dec 2004, 03:25
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