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Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have given rise to substantial differentials between the wage of housepainters and secretaries and between the wages of parking-lot attendants and library assistants.

A. paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have

B. paid in occupations that are predominantly make over those that are predominantly female have

C. that favors predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female have

D. that favors predominantly male occupations over those that are predominantly female has

E. paid in predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female has

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New post 05 Nov 2008, 21:29
IMO E

Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have given rise to substantial differentials between the wage of housepainters and secretaries and between the wages of parking-lot attendants and library assistants.

A. paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have---- wrong use of over, no clarity

B. paid in occupations that are predominantly make over those that are predominantly female have same as A

C. that favors predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female have -- Discrimination is singular so verb should also singulr

D. that favors predominantly male occupations over those that are predominantly female has-- I guess over those is not clear here

E. paid in predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female has -- right use of subject and verb IMO E

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The subject of the sentence is discrimination which is singular hence ABC can be ruled out for SV error.
Between D and E, D is better choice as E again has an error

--discrimination in wages paid....(discrimination is not paid it is a feeling, hence a serious meaning issue)

Hence IMO D is the best answer

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Between D & E .

E compares predominantly male occupations to predominantly female. Wrong

Has to be D.

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Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have given rise to substantial differentials between the wage of housepainters and secretaries and between the wages of parking-lot attendants and library assistants.

A. paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have

B. paid in occupations that are predominantly make over those that are predominantly female have

C. that favors predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female have

D. that favors predominantly male occupations over those that are predominantly female has

E. paid in predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female has

A,BC -- Discrimination is singular. We need 'has' not 'have.
D - 'that' refers to wages, thereby creating problem with 'favors'. If it refers to wages then we need favor not favors.
E wins.

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Favor X over Y is the correct idiom. Subject is discrimination; therefore, the verb should be "has".

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D by POE.

E has awkward phrase 'over the predominantly female'

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ventivish wrote:
Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have given rise to substantial differentials between the wage of housepainters and secretaries and between the wages of parking-lot attendants and library assistants.

A. paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have

B. paid in occupations that are predominantly make over those that are predominantly female have

C. that favors predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female have

D. that favors predominantly male occupations over those that are predominantly female has

E. paid in predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female has


It must be "Discrimination ... has". This rules out A, B and C.

Between D and E.

E is not parallell, It should be "paid in predominantly male occupations over THOSE predominantly female has"

IMO D.

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Hey All,
Thank you for your answers, sorry for the delay.

The OA is E

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ventivish wrote:
Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have given rise to substantial differentials between the wage of housepainters and secretaries and between the wages of parking-lot attendants and library assistants.

A. paid in occupations that are predominantly male over the predominantly female have
B. paid in occupations that are predominantly make over those that are predominantly female have
C. that favors predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female have
D. that favors predominantly male occupations over those that are predominantly female has
E. paid in predominantly male occupations over the predominantly female has


E.

Since the subject of the sentence si singular "Discrimination in wages", the verb has to be also singular "has". So A, B and C are ruled out.

D has wrong Sub (that) Verb (favors) agreement. "that" in D refers to wages; the verb for "that" should be plural "favor" not "favors". Therefore it is wrong.
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