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# CEO's

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Manager
Joined: 16 May 2007
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24 Sep 2007, 20:38
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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24 Sep 2007, 22:00
cruiser 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

A?

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24 Sep 2007, 23:04
D and E are out. 'indicates CEO's ... ' is wrong.
B - 'a ratio that compares to 42 times..' is awkward
C 'as' is unescessary

A is best.

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Manager
Status: Post MBA, working in the area of Development Finance
Joined: 09 Oct 2006
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25 Sep 2007, 00:49
Choice B seemed close.
I finally picked A .
Is the use, "as compared to" correct?

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Manager
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25 Sep 2007, 05:55
OA is B

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25 Sep 2007, 05:55
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