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# Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 5): A recent poll showed that

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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working
no more than expresses a typical situation. Here we need a change of situation; a recent poll showed... not any more is better
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
Correctly conveys the intended meaning.

(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
people working in white-collar vs. people working in blue-collar. "people who" is not wrong. but B is better.

(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
worse than C

(E) not as financially secure as are people who work
should use "do" not are
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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working
Correct - Option A makes is grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning. It compares the financial security of people in white-collar industries to that of people working in blue-collar industries.
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
Incorrect - Option B uses "not any more" instead of "no more". Though the difference is subtle, option B is more wordier than option A
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
Incorrect - Option C uses "people who work" which is more wordier compared to people working in option A.
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
Incorrect - Option D is unnecessarily wordy. It repeats the phrase "who are working" and adds "are" before it, making the sentence less concise.
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work
Incorrect - Option E introduces a subtle difference in meaning due to use of "not as financially secure as" instead of "no more financially secure than."
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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work

Let us do it,
it should maintain parallelism and comparison ( people working,... )

A) It does not maintain clear comparison using no more .... cross out'
B) it looks like pretty good, leave in
C) and D) are so wordy, cross out
E) are is used here incorrectly for comparison.

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'No more' is better than 'not any'. Eliminate B,C,E.
D - wordy and awkward.
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we need comparison b/w
people working in WCI & people working in BCI.
A)

more ... than is right comparison
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(A) no more financially secure than do people working
This option is correct. It uses the proper comparative form "no more... than" and maintains the parallel structure with "do people working."

(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
This option is awkward and redundant. "Not any more" is less concise than "no more," and the use of "do people working" is redundant when "than" is used.

(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
This option is also correct. It provides an alternative phrasing by using "people who work" instead of "people working." Both are grammatically valid.

(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
This option is unnecessarily wordy. It adds an extra "are" without adding clarity or meaning to the sentence.

(E) not as financially secure as are people who work
This option is correct grammatically, but it uses "not as... as" instead of "no more... than," which slightly changes the emphasis of the sentence. While it is a valid alternative, it is not the most effective choice for maintaining the original structure and meaning.

The most effective sentence is option (A)
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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work
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Meaning is crucial to answer the question. Let's take a look at answer choices.
A - ''than do people working'' is parallel to the first part of the sentence. Seems fine. HOld it
B - '' not any more'' and ''no more'', there is not much difference gramatically, but ''not any more'' means that it was previously true but not now. It is not intended meaning of the sentence. B is out.
C - the same as in B . C is out.
D - there is an error in comparison and '' who are working'' is redundant in this context. D is out.
E - Main point is here about the verb ''consider'', not people. Comparison of people is incorrect here. E is out.

A is our winner.
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(A) no more financially secure than do people working Wrong comparison. What both group of people consider has been compared
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working not any more is wrong & what 2 group of people consider has been compared
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work not anymore is wrong
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working Correct
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work as..as slightly changes the given meaning

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A. Correct. Comparison is structurally correct and in good parallelism
B. Incorrect. "not any more" is awkward and wordy
C. Incorrect. Same issue as B
D. Incorrect. "are people" wrongly refers to the verb "consider". "people who are working" is wordy and unparalleled with the first part of comparison.
E. Incorrect. "people who work" is not paralleled with "people working". Also, "not as financially secure as" changes the intended meaning of "no more financially secure than"
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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work

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than is a conjunction marker. hence we need a clause before and after than.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working

Looks correct !

(B) not any more financially secure than do people working

The use of any more is incorrect. Eliminate.

(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work

The use of any more is incorrect. Eliminate.

(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working

Incorrect use of tense. The correct way to represent is as presented in A.

(E) not as financially secure as are people who work

Illogical comparison between people and white collar insdustries.

IMO A
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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working
Here comparison looks good. It is between people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than people working in blue-collar industries consider.

(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
It changes the meaning ...not any more financially secure is different from no more financially secure

(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
It changes the meaning ...not any more financially secure is different from no more financially secure.

(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
comparison looks problematic as people working in white-collar consider vs people who are working are ...

(E) not as financially secure as are people who work
consider does not go with as ...also people working in white-collar consider is compared with people working blue -collar are

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Bunuel wrote:
A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work

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(A) no more financially secure than do people working
Correct. Grammatically and logically correct

(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
Incorrect. This is grammatically correct but wordy than A

(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
Incorrect. This is wordier than B - "people who work" < "people working"

(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
Incorrect. Its too word-y and use of are is twice which feels redundant.

(E) not as financially secure as are people who work
Incorrect. Changes the meaning from the original sentence
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Bunuel wrote:
A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work

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parallelism.
'working' and 'consider' in the not underline portion should have the underline portion as also working and do. we can get rid of B D and E.
A recent poll should should not any more...

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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working This sentence looks fine
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working The sentence change the meaning that white collar workers consider financially secure before
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work The sentence change the meaning that white collar workers consider financially secure before
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working Not are consider themselves by does consider themselves
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work
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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working - seems Ok
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work

Rest have clarity and meaning issues with unnecessary word repetitions, hence IMO A
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IMO A

(A) no more financially secure than do people working - no more is idiomatic & conveys intended meaning
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working - not any more changes meaning, saying white collar workers were once financially secure now they are not
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work - not parallel with people working
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working - are people who are is awkward and starts a subordinate clause, instead a straightforward comparison
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work - not parallel with people working
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A recent poll showed that people working in white-collar industries consider themselves no more financially secure than do people working in blue-collar industries.

(A) no more financially secure than do people working-- Removes all flaws
(B) not any more financially secure than do people working-- not any more implies quantity
(C) not any more financially secure than do people who work-- not any more implies quantity
(D) no more financially secure than are people who are working-- Use of are is incorrect as it does not pair up with the verb before
(E) not as financially secure as are people who work--- Use of are is incorrect as it does not pair up with the verb before

Ans A
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