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# Although women’s wages are improving, Department of Labor statistics

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09 Aug 2018, 10:44
daagh sir,
I have a doubt here in non-underlined portion of the sentence-
"Although women’s wages are improving, Department of Labor statistics show that the ratio of their earnings with that of men have been roughly static since 1960."

Here why the "department of labor statistics SHOW".... shouldn't it be SHOWS???

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09 Aug 2018, 11:03
tamal99 wrote:
daagh sir,
I have a doubt here in non-underlined portion of the sentence-
"Although women’s wages are improving, Department of Labor statistics show that the ratio of their earnings with that of men have been roughly static since 1960."

Here why the "department of labor statistics SHOW".... shouldn't it be SHOWS???

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the subject is statistics and not Department of Labor.

Department of Labor is modifying statistics, which is the subject and plural.
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09 Aug 2018, 14:04
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tamal99 wrote:
daagh sir,
I have a doubt here in non-underlined portion of the sentence-
"Although women’s wages are improving, Department of Labor statistics show that the ratio of their earnings with that of men have been roughly static since 1960."

Here why the "department of labor statistics SHOW".... shouldn't it be SHOWS???

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Department of Labor statistics show = Statistics of Department of Labor show . Department of Labor in this case is modifier (to be precise adjective).

Statistics = data is plural, Statistics = science is singular
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10 Aug 2018, 13:47
Although women’s wages are improving, Department of Labor statistics show that the ratio of their earnings with that of men have been roughly static since 1960.

A. with that of men have been – ratio to
B. to that of men are - it is not possible to compare earning with men
C. to those of men have been – need to be sing.
D. with those of men is – Ratio to
E. to those of men has been CORRECT

The ratio - to
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01 May 2019, 04:27
mohnish104 wrote:
Although women’s wages are improving, Department of Labor statistics show that the ratio of their earnings with that of men have been roughly static since 1960.

(A) with that of men have been
(B) to that of men are
(C) to those of men have been
(D) with those of men is
(E) to those of men has been

https://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/25/us/experts-say-job-bias-against-women-persists.html

Moreover, while some women's wages are improving, the ratio of their earnings to those of men has been roughly static for years. Since 1960, Mrs. Norwood says, it has remained at 57 percent to 65 percent. And the Rand Corporation, a research group, predicted in a recent study that women's wages would be 74 percent of those for men by the year 2000.

" Ratio " is singular . So "ratio" needs a singular verb.

A , B , C are out.

"since 1960" needs present perfect tense.

So option E is correct.

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