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# Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median

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Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of women is still only about 78% of that of a man.

A. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of women is still only about 78% of that of a man.

B. Despite the gain made by American women in this recent decade, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man’s.

C. Despite the gain made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man.

D. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of that of a man’s.

E. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man’s.
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11 Sep 2015, 00:50
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A. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of women is still only about 78% of that of a man. ---- Median salary of women being compared to that of man is not an equal comparison.

B. Despite the gain made by American women in this recent decade, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man’s. ----- use of the singular gain and the singular decade changes the meaning

C. Despite the gain made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man.—the singular gain is not correct. More importantly the comparison of a median salary is done with the man himself and not his median salary

D. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of that of a man’s. – 78% of that of a man’s is double possessive and redundant.

E. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man’s.----- Best
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11 Sep 2015, 06:41
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daagh wrote:
A. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of women is still only about 78% of that of a man. ---- Median salary of women being compared to that of man is not an equal comparison.

B. Despite the gain made by American women in this recent decade, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man’s. ----- use of the singular gain and the singular decade changes the meaning

C. Despite the gain made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man.—the singular gain is not correct. More importantly the comparison of a median salary is done with the man himself and not his median salary

D. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of that of a man’s. – 78% of that of a man’s is double possessive and redundant.

E. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of a woman is still only about 78% of a man’s.----- Best

In A, IMO, that refers to the median salary of a woman. It is okay for me.
Can I eliminate A because it uses of twice?
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11 Sep 2015, 07:02
A. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of women is still only about 78% of that of a man

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‘that refers to the median salary of a woman. It is okay for me.’

As per your perception, let us replace ‘that’ with the median salary of a woman
Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of women is still only about 78% of (that) the median salary of a woman of a man
What fruitful meaning does the edited sentence convey?
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11 Sep 2015, 07:44
daagh wrote:
A. Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of women is still only about 78% of that of a man

Applebus wrote

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‘that refers to the median salary of a woman. It is okay for me.’

As per your perception, let us replace ‘that’ with the median salary of a woman
Despite the gains made by American women in recent decades, the median salary of women is still only about 78% of (that) the median salary of a woman of a man
What fruitful meaning does the edited sentence convey?

Opp sorry, I mean that refers to the median salary.

It would be the median salary of women is still only about 78% of (that) the median salary of a man
So this sentence compares the median salary of a women with the median salary of a man.
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11 Sep 2015, 07:55
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Please read that again. A compares the median salary of women(plural) with that of a man(singular); That is why I called it not equal
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11 Sep 2015, 08:16
daagh wrote:
Please read that again. A compares the median salary of women(plural) with that of a man(singular); That is why I called it not equal

I get it now. the mistake
Thank you very much daagh
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11 Sep 2015, 18:43
using our common sense of out wolrd.

median salary of A MAN is incorrect. median refer to a group of somthing
gain of woMEN is incorrect, because all women can not have one gain
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12 Sep 2015, 02:44
daagh wrote:
Please read that again. A compares the median salary of women(plural) with that of a man(singular); That is why I called it not equal

Can I choose A if the choice was "the median salary of woman" ?
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25 Apr 2017, 14:11
In (A), "that" refers to "salaray".

the median salary of women is still only about 78% of that [salary] of a man.

What is wrong in (A). Hard to buy the argument in previous posts.
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25 Apr 2017, 23:49
I'm not convinced that any of these choices are valid. How can one person (a man or a woman) have a median salary? The median salary should be applied to the group: women or men. I can refer to "a woman's average salary" or even "the median salary for a woman," since this suggests that we are talking about the median for all people in the group, but the constructions here don't work.
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28 Feb 2019, 02:41
A – ‘salary of women’ is being compared to ‘median salary of a man’
B – changes the sentence to mean despite gains made in just the last decade, rather than over the multiple decades.
C – ‘gain’ is singular, while ‘decades’ is plural.
D – ‘78% of that of a man’ is redundant.
E – correct by PoE
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