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Mechanisms for employee participation in corporate decision making that are merely advisory obviously fall short of
meeting the ethical standards of fairness; the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious
than these participatory mechanisms, as is
union membership, and stock ownership as devices for
guaranteeing fairness.

A. the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious than these participatory mechanisms, as is
B. the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious than these, as are those of
C. less obvious are the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations,
D. less obviously, the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are
E. individual contract negotiations have certain less obvious weaknesses, as has

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Originally posted by gmatbull on 06 Nov 2012, 11:06.
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Mechanisms for employee participation in corporate decision making that are merely advisory obviously fall short of
meeting the ethical standards of fairness; the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious
than these participatory mechanisms, as is union membership, and stock ownership as devices for
guaranteeing fairness.

A. the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious than these participatory mechanisms, as is
B. the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious than these, as are those of
C. less obvious are the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations,
D. less obviously, the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are
E. individual contract negotiations have certain less obvious weaknesses, as has

Before moving any further, first note the ";" separating the two clauses together. Hence the two clauses must be related to each other and must be independent.
The logic of the sentence in first clause is "Mechanisms for employee participation are not comletely fair". In the next clause, we must have to say something that relates to this, is a complete clause, is concise and is logically correct.
If you wanna attack B, then you have a good reason to point to just "these". On GMAT just "these" is incorrect and moreover it does'nt relates to the previous clause IMO.
In A, the comparison is being made between "weaknesses" and "participatory mechanisms".
In D, "less obviously, the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are union membership, and stock ownership as devices for
guaranteeing fairness"
The cant really understand the logic of this red part. What does the sentence means by saying ",and stock ownership as devices for guaranteeing fairness". Moreover, the context in which "stock ownership" and "union membership" are written, are not parallel.
In E, the same error. The context in which "stock ownership" and "union membership" are written, are not parallel.
Among the above options, C makes the complete sense.
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Will go with C for correct use of "are" and concision.

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Will go with C for correct use of "are" and concision.

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hhmm

does C convey the right meaning?

A makes sense.. doesn't it?

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Will go with C for correct use of "are" and concision.

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hhmm

does C convey the right meaning?

A makes sense.. doesn't it?

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My logic is "union membership, AND stock ownership" is plural. A wrongly uses the singular verb "is"

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Mechanisms for employee participation in corporate decision making that are merely advisory obviously fall short of
meeting the ethical standards of fairness; the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious
than these participatory mechanisms, as is
union membership, and stock ownership as devices for
guaranteeing fairness.

A. the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious than these participatory mechanisms, as is
B. the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are less obvious than these, as are those of
C. less obvious are the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations,
D. less obviously, the weaknesses of individual contract negotiations are
E. individual contract negotiations have certain less obvious weaknesses, as has

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C for me. union membership, and stock ownership as devices for guaranteeing fairness modifies correctly weaknesses of individual contract negotiations

A and E-- 'is' and 'has' incorrect
D -- less obviously
B -- these, those of
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My line of thinking:

Should take plural and hence "is" and "has" are wrong - Eliminate A and E
Weakness of various entities is being compared here but not the entities and hence C ad D can be eliminated
B - Uses plural correctly and compares weaknesses of various entities.

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My line of thinking:

Should take plural and hence "is" and "has" are wrong - Eliminate A and E
Weakness of various entities is being compared here but not the entities and hence C ad D can be eliminated
B - Uses plural correctly and compares weaknesses of various entities.

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B uses "these" and hence is wrong.

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Thanks Marcab for taking time for such a lucid explanation.
The OA is indeed
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Gmatbull...thanks for the kudos.
Btw I must say, you have been posting very nice questions since past few days. Hats off!
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MacFauz wrote:
Will go with C for correct use of "are" and concision.

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hhmm

does C convey the right meaning?

A makes sense.. doesn't it?

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Indeed C conveys the right meaning. 'A' has an issue of singularity/plurality.
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New post 08 Jul 2018, 07:57
Good question.

A & E are out of race because of S-V error. Use of singular verbs- is and has- is wrong here.
B & D are clearly wrong.

C is winning choice. Correct use of "ARE". One other topic Subject-Verb inversion is also used in C.
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A has a //ism break, as it compares ‘weakness’ (abstract quality) to ‘participatory mechanisms’. D is very unclear. In E the contexts of ‘stock ownership’ and ‘union membership; cannot be paralleled. Now it is between B and C. B has a problem in the way it uses ‘these’. This usage is not looked upon favorably for the GMAT.

All in all, C is the best option.
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