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A survey of 765 working women over eighteen years of age

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A survey of 765 working women over eighteen years of age found that 60 percent of them worked 40 or more hours a week and for married women with children under eighteen it was more likely that they would work different shifts from their husbands.

(A) for married women with children under eighteen it was more likely that they would work different shifts from their husbands
(B) for married women whose children were under eighteen, they were more likely than other married women to work shifts different from their husbands'
(C) when married women had children under eighteen it was more likely for them to be working different shifts from those of their husbands'
(D) that married women with children under eighteen were more likely than other married women to work shifts different from their husbands'
(E) that when married women had children under eighteen they were more likely to be working shifts that differed from their husbands
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The survey has found two things and these two need to be parallel so we need to repeat the 'that'. So we are down to D and E. E incorrectly compares 'women's shifts' with their 'husbands' (instead of with their 'husband's shifts'). Thus D is the correct answer.
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a and c are out because of ambiguous it.

d properly compares the two set of married women using "than"

b and e are wordy.

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You can remove A and E because of incorrect comparison, "from their husband'
C can be ruled out because of "When"
In B "They" is ambiguous.
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My initial split eliminated choices A, B, and C. In the first part of the sentence, the survey found that 60 percent of them...

IMO, the underlined portion would necessarily begin with that to maintain parallelism with the first part of the sentence.

If that split is valid, I've reduced the choices to D and E. Choice E is incorrect because the phrase working shifts that differed from their husbands incorrectly compares shifts to husbands. This is in contrast with choice D, in which the (possessive) apostrophe is added to "husbands".

Hence option D is correct choice.
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A survey of 765 working women over eighteen years of age found that 60 percent of them worked 40 or more hours a week and for married women with children under eighteen it was more likely that they would work different shifts from their husbands.


Here is a quickie without even reading the question. Please note in compariosns,' more likely than' is a must

(A) for married women with children under eighteen it was more likely that they would work different shifts from their husbands --- 'more likely than' is a must. --"than" is missing

(B) for married women whose children were under eighteen, they were more likely than other married women to work shifts different from their husbands' ----Can't say whether the pronoun 'they' refers to the married working women, or their children or even the entire lot of working women.

(C) when married women had children under eighteen it was more likely for them to be working different shifts from those of their husbands' --- more likely than is a must. --"than" is missing.

(D) that married women with children under eighteen were more likely than other married women to work shifts different from their husbands' --- Simple and straight --- The word 'other' espouses a valid comparison between two groups. The correct answer.

(E) that when married women had children under eighteen they were more likely to be working shifts that differed from their husbands ----- wrong comparison and more likely than is a must. ---"than" is missing

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