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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 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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02 Oct 2008, 20:27
rao_1857 wrote:
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

Must be C.
'That' is very important. So eliminate D & E. You cant compare X times pay to a ratio. It must be compared to Y times pay. This is done by C.
If not C then it has to be A.

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02 Oct 2008, 23:40
I will go for C but m a bit apprehensive abt their in C
rao_1857 wrote:
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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02 Oct 2008, 23:58
ritula wrote:
I will go for C but m a bit apprehensive abt their in C
rao_1857 wrote:
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

hmmm, good point "their" is kinda sticking out there. Maybe B is a better choice

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03 Oct 2008, 02:28
We need "that", so only A,B and C remain. In C we have "their" which is confusing. Between B and A. I think that B is better, more clear and is not wordy.

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03 Oct 2008, 05:04
vbalex wrote:
We need "that", so only A,B and C remain. In C we have "their" which is confusing. Between B and A. I think that B is better, more clear and is not wordy.

I will go with A as 'a ratio that compares to 42 times' is less meaningful

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05 Oct 2008, 18:15
rao_1857 wrote:
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 -> this is out since it says earn "an average of 419 times ".....this is wrong on an average they earn is correct

B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times -> this is wrong for sure

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
-> no THAT -> eliminate

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

-> no THAT eliminate

IMO C ,correct me if am wrong !!!

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06 Oct 2008, 06:04
OA is C .. thanks guys

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