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Currently at an average of $50,000 per year, statewide compensation for public employees is falling at a rate of 0.5 percent yearly.

A statewide compensation for public employees is falling at a rate of

B the state is compensating public employees at a falling rate of

C the state's public employees are being compensated at a falling rate of

D the fall in the rate of the state's public employee compensation is

E public employees are compensated by the state at a falling rate of

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A ought to be right.
Currently at an average___ ( should modify the compensation ) . Hence B C D E gone.




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I would go for B rather than A because A is in passive voice and B in active. In GMAT we usually prefer the active voice, if it is grammatically correct.

Correct me if I am wrong. IMO B.

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SonalSinha803 wrote:
I would go for B rather than A because A is in passive voice and B in active. In GMAT we usually prefer the active voice, if it is grammatically correct.

Correct me if I am wrong. IMO B.

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Hi SonalSinha803

The statewide compensation for public employees is currently at an average of $50000.
It would not be right to say that the state has a current average of $50000.

Only Option A communicates the meaning clearly.
Generally, the GMAT does prefer active voice to passive voice.
But here, changing the sentence to active voice changes the meaning of the sentence.

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I would go for B rather than A because A is in passive voice and B in active. In GMAT we usually prefer the active voice, if it is grammatically correct.

Correct me if I am wrong. IMO B.

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The preference for active over passive is the last option you should resort to. The 1st 3 steps should be MGC. Meaning Grammar Concision. Option B C D E distort the author's intended point. Please do not directly apply the active over passive rule . First look at the meaning. What the author is trying to convey.

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New post 28 Mar 2018, 21:27
Yes ....I don't know how I missed it....I get it now.... thankyou !!

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