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I'll take a stab in trying to point out the difference between D & E.

I think most of us can see the placement of "did" is different in both A/C. The way I read it, "did" substitutes for "getting called back".
--> One group of ppl (ethnic sounding names) had a harder time (GETTING CALLED BACK) THAN ppl (white sounding names).

D is wrong b/c the placement of "did" indicates that the 2nd group of ppl (white-sounding names) DID send their resumes...we know both groups sent in their resumes so this is a non-issue, the issue is that one group is being discriminated against.

E is correct b/c the placement of "did" should read like this: "employers than people [getting called back] who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

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does anyone know why D is wrong ? I ended up picking D as the Did+Who const was very strange to me. The OE says the placement of DID is wrong in D. can anyone elaborate on this ?
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A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.


I understand E is the right answer because it is the only one that correctly uses than instead of as and maintains people to avoid vague pronoun use. I'm wondering if E would still have been the right choice if it had omitted did?
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Experts if i change the option C and include with before white sounding...then will it be a right option?
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A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.


A. employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

B. employers as did those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

C. employers than those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

D. employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

E. employers than did people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.


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This problem requires that you properly frame the comparison: “people who sent in resumes with these characteristics had a more difficult time getting called back than people did who had resumes with other characteristics.” In (A) and (B) the “as” is incorrect: you say “more than” not “more as”. In (C), you need a “with” after the “but”: without it, the sentence means that the resume showed qualifications AND white names, clearly nonsensical. For (D), the “did” is in the wrong place: it seems to indicate that only those who decided to send in resumes were affected. The “did” needs to be before or after people, not after the who. Answer is (E).
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A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.


A. employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

B. employers as did those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

C. employers than those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

D. employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

E. employers than did people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names


Comparison is between the "difficult time" faced by people, hence "than those"/"than people" is incorrect. This leaves us with B and E.

We can not use as it contains comparative form - more which should be followed by than. Hence E
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the main problem with choice D is that "those who did send" is not parallel with "people who sent". why we have "did" here. it is not parallel.
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A recent study, published by the California Bureau of Employment, found that people who sent in resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names had a much more difficult time getting called back from employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.


A. employers as people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

B. employers as did those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

C. employers than those who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but “white-sounding” names.

D. employers than those who did send in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.

E. employers than did people who sent in resumes showing similar qualifications but with “white-sounding” names.


I must admit that this one is the one of the toughest that I have encountered 
POE1: As Vs. Then – Since we are comparing nouns (People) instead of clauses, we will have to use “than”. A & B are out
POE 2: Parallelism Structure- The underlined part has to be parallel with the non-underlined part “resumes with “ethnic-sounding” names”. After “but” in the underlined part of option C, we don’t have “With”. C is out
POE 3: Pronoun Ambiguity: In choice D, “those” has ambiguous antecedent. It could be nearest noun “Employers” or “people”. D is out.

E is the answer.
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1St point of elimination is between 'as' and 'than'.Than is correct form of comparison.Next is 'those' - it is refering to employers or people is unclear in the sentence.Next vital comparison is between the phrase 'had a much more difficult time' and 'than did people'.Since everything is in past so did must be used in the sentence which is correctly used in the option E.
So option E is the best answer choice.

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