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Many employees in the energy sector must choose between jobs that offer substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense though lower-paying jobs in larger metropolitan areas.

(A) that offer substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense though lower-paying jobs

(B) that offer substantially higher pay, but that require long hours, physically taxing labor, relocation to remote or sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense and lower-paying jobs

(C) offering pay that is substantially higher, but that requires long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocating to remote, sparsely populated areas, or lower-paying jobs that are less physically intense

(D) that pay substantially higher but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, relocating to remote or sparsely populated areas, and lower-paying jobs that are less physically intense

(E) offering substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, and less physically intense, but lower-paying, jobs

If choice B were reworded as that offer substantially higher pay, but that require long hours, physically taxing labor, relocation to remote or sparsely populated areas, and ess physically intense and lower-paying jobs.

The idiom issue is taken care of.
But do we need this construction that X but that Y.
Or the construction that X but Y is enough?

Please explain.

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I think in your proposed structure 'Less physically intense and lower-paying jobs' the contrast is omitted, something that will affect the meaning of the sentence.

Moreover if you are adding that before higher paying jobs then you should also add the same before lower paying jobs so that both phrases will be parallel.
between jobs that offer substantially higher pay and that less physically intense, but lower-paying

As for your query, whether the construction 'that X but that Y' would be correct or not, I think it will depend on the sentence structure.

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The idiom tested here is "between X and Y".

With this simple rule we can eliminate A B and C.

D) that pay substantially higher but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, relocating to remote or sparsely populated areas, and lower-paying jobs that are less physically intense
e) offering substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, and less physically intense, but lower-paying, jobs


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Or the construction that X but Y is enough?

I think that this is enough, and in D the X and Y parts are not parallel (pay-requiring). Moreover D does not make sense with the not underlined portion:
D)and lower-paying jobs that are less physically intense in larger metropolitan areas
it seems to say that the jobs are less intense in metropolitan areas (when done there, if it's clear what I mean).
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Experts please help me understand how option E) is correct

'But' is a co-ordinating conjunction which requires either an Independent clause following it or a verb in parallel. Here in E) the expression that follows "but" is a modifier and I believe it is incorrect. My another question is did we ever see an official question(GMATPrep/OG) in which we have such a "but +< MODIFIER>" construction.
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Experts please help me understand how option E) is correct

'But' is a co-ordinating conjunction which requires either an Independent clause following it or a verb in parallel. Here in E) the expression that follows "but" is a modifier and I believe it is incorrect. My another question is did we ever see an official question(GMATPrep/OG) in which we have such a "but +< MODIFIER>" construction.


but can link two IC, and is one of the FANBOYS.

However this does not mean that this is its only possible usage.
"You can't do anything but wait " is a legit sentence, and "but" does not connect two IC.

Consider this Official question:
The first trenches that were cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar. Svria. have yielded strong evidence for centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East that were arising simultaneously with but independently of the more celebrated city-states of southern Mesopotamia, in what is now southern Iraq.

(E)cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar, Syria, have yielded strong evidence that centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East arose simultaneously with but

simultaneously with but independently they both modify "arose ".

Does this make sense?
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Can someone explain what's wrong with B)?
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Can someone explain what's wrong with B)?


You need AND !

that offer substantially higher pay, but that require long hours, physically taxing labor, relocation to remote or sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense and lower-paying jobs

Here you have OR and not AND

The idiom is "between X and E"
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In above question , i narrowed down to D & E , now get confused, then i selected D over E, reason for my selection is comparison which was done between high paying jobs that have some cons. with it & low paying jobs..

But OA says E is correct , will some one explain .

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New post 20 Apr 2014, 10:45
the answer has to be E
as E is more parallel than D
E says :Many employees in the energy sector must choose between jobs offering substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours,
also when u go further in E you will notice that its using more parallel construction than D
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(D) that pay substantially higher but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, relocating to remote or sparsely populated areas, and lower-paying jobs that are less physically intense
Error : That ... but -ing such parallelism is not allowed.
(E) offering substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, and less physically intense, but lower-paying, jobs
-ing... but -ing parallelism maintained. second half of the sentence is inverted noun is placed after adjectives.

E is the best among all.
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Clear E, in 25 seconds.

First, we split answer choices based on idiom "between x AND y" - A,B, and C are out since they use OR when introducing alternative jobs ("or less physically intense....")
Second, in D "..requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, relocating to remote or sparsely populated areas..." looks like these jobs require all conditions to be met, this changes intended meaning. Clearly should be ".. requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, OR relocating to remote or sparsely populated areas..'

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Eliminated a,b and c based on the idiom

Was torn between d & e, picked e which is wrong but above pointer given by Ershovici seems useful

Missed it somehow

Thanks Ershovici, good point that.
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IMO E.

Below are the steps i followed to come to the answer-

As soon as i saw between in the sentence, i recalled the idiom Between X and Y.
Then i noticed the comparison is between jobs(not-underlined part), so X and Y in idiom should be parallel and have something to do about jobs.
the underlined part starts about high paying jobs along with the problems associated to them.
As soon as i confront first 'or' i verify that the left part of 'or' is stating about the problems associated with the high paying jobs.
Problems with high paying jobs are parallel to one another, so no error here.
After verifying the left part of second 'or' i found out that the idiom Between X and Y, 'and' is required here as the left part of 'or' is stating about the jobs.

Upon following above steps, i eliminated first 3 options.
Now, between 'D' and 'E'.
In D that...but -ing is not parallel whereas in option E -ing..but -ing is parallel.
Thus, E is the correct answer.
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E seems best:offering substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, and less physically intense, but lower-paying, jobs
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Many employees in the energy sector must choose between jobs that offer substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense though lower-paying jobs in larger metropolitan areas.

(A) that offer substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense though lower-paying jobs

(B) that offer substantially higher pay, but that require long hours, physically taxing labor, relocation to remote or sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense and lower-paying jobs

(C) offering pay that is substantially higher, but that requires long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocating to remote, sparsely populated areas, or lower-paying jobs that are less physically intense

(D) that pay substantially higher but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, relocating to remote or sparsely populated areas, and lower-paying jobs that are less physically intense

(E) offering substantially higher pay, but requiring long hours, physically taxing labor, or relocation to remote, sparsely populated areas, and less physically intense, but lower-paying, jobs


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kinghyts wrote:
Experts please help me understand how option E) is correct

'But' is a co-ordinating conjunction which requires either an Independent clause following it or a verb in parallel. Here in E) the expression that follows "but" is a modifier and I believe it is incorrect. My another question is did we ever see an official question(GMATPrep/OG) in which we have such a "but +< MODIFIER>" construction.


but can link two IC, and is one of the FANBOYS.

However this does not mean that this is its only possible usage.
"You can't do anything but wait " is a legit sentence, and "but" does not connect two IC.

Consider this Official question:
The first trenches that were cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar. Svria. have yielded strong evidence for centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East that were arising simultaneously with but independently of the more celebrated city-states of southern Mesopotamia, in what is now southern Iraq.

(E)cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar, Syria, have yielded strong evidence that centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East arose simultaneously with but

simultaneously with but independently they both modify "arose ".

Does this make sense?



but what the heck is this syntax :
(e) ............intense, but lower-paying, jobs. Cant we simply use " but lower paying jobs " How can "but lower-paying" acts as an additional information modifier....?
I rejected the sentence bcoz of it...didnt even read it.
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AccipiterQ wrote:
Can someone explain what's wrong with B)?


You need AND !

that offer substantially higher pay, but that require long hours, physically taxing labor, relocation to remote or sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense and lower-paying jobs

Here you have OR and not AND

The idiom is "between X and E"


Hi,

IMO D should be correct.. the comparison is between "higher paying jobs" and "lower paying jobs"

Having said that only B and D have "and" in the right place.

In option B they use "physically taxing labour or less physically intense" for the same job which is not possible.

Hence D

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Paris75 wrote:
AccipiterQ wrote:
Can someone explain what's wrong with B)?


You need AND !

that offer substantially higher pay, but that require long hours, physically taxing labor, relocation to remote or sparsely populated areas, or less physically intense and lower-paying jobs

Here you have OR and not AND

The idiom is "between X and E"


Hi,

IMO D should be correct.. the comparison is between "higher paying jobs" and "lower paying jobs"

Having said that only B and D have "and" in the right place.

In option B they use "physically taxing labour or less physically intense" for the same job which is not possible.

Hence D

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B does not have and in the right place. It uses "or" instead of "and".
The choice is between D and E. I opted for E because when I read D in this way "..... are less physically intense in larger metropolitan areas", this conveyed a different meaning that jobs are less intense in larger metropolitan areas and can be more physically intense in smaller metropolitan areas.
The point is that "...in larger metropolitan areas." should be connected to jobs.

The choice is between "JOBS offering.... and lower-paying JOBS" so it is correct. Although I do not like "lower-paying, jobs". But on GMAT day I would select E.

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I think in your proposed structure 'Less physically intense and lower-paying jobs' the contrast is omitted, something that will affect the meaning of the sentence.

Moreover if you are adding that before higher paying jobs then you should also add the same before lower paying jobs so that both phrases will be parallel.
between jobs that offer substantially higher pay and that less physically intense, but lower-paying

As for your query, whether the construction 'that X but that Y' would be correct or not, I think it will depend on the sentence structure.

Hope that helps.


Narenn i think the construction "between jobs that offer substantially higher pay and that less physically intense, but lower paying" is still not parallel.

In my opinion, it should be as follows

between jobs that offer substantially higher pay and that are less physically intense, but whose pay is low" would make all parts of the sentence parallel.

Are is needed for parallelism to make it a clause. for the same reason the part after 'but' needs to be changed to make a clause.

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At first, this is a test of idiom --- ‘between …. and’ --- hence we should reject A, B and C forthwith and focus only on D and E.

A fan boy such as ‘but’ can co-ordinate

1. Two ICs,
2. Two parallel verbs
3. Two parallel nouns or noun phrases
4. Two parallel adjectives or adjectival phrases
5. Two parallel adverbs or adverbial phrases.

In E, we may observe, ‘less physically intense’ is an adjectival phrase linked to ‘another adjectival namely, ‘lower paying’. So both are parallel linked by 'but'

In D, the placement of ‘in large metropolitan areas’ is dubious. This phrase should be placed just after the ‘jobs’, so that we know for certain that theses jobs are available in metros rather than in other areas. Otherwise, it will be misconstrued that these jobs are less physically intense only in metros.

Probably because it is from the MGMAT stable, I am led to believe that there is more than what meets the eye and MGMAT may be testing some more subtle issue. What MGMAT is really up to, may be the forum can expose
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