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More experienced employees may require higher salaries than companies want to pay, but it would be wise to remember that experienced employees take half as long as training new employees.

(A) experienced employees take half as long as training new employees
(B) experienced employees take half as long to train as new employees do
(C) training experienced employees take half as long as new employees do
(D) training experienced employees takes half as long as it does for new employees
(E) to train experienced employees takes half as long as for new employees
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The problem with D is that "it" refers to the previous activity: training experienced employees. So D is saying that training experienced employees takes half as long as training experienced employees does for new employees. Obviously, this makes no sense at all.

This kind of error shows up repeatedly in SC. Here's one example that comes to mind. Again, "it" refers to the previous noun phrase, leading to absurdity: https://gmatclub.com/forum/lacking-info ... 81026.html
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Anyone can explain why not option D

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B. experienced employees take half as long to train as new employees do -
in my opinion it holds true for both inference :
. the employee is getting trained
. the employee is training
Shouldn't this be avoided?
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Anyone can explain why not option D

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training experienced employees takes half as long as it(training experienced employees) does for new employees.

Hope you know now the problem with D.

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More experienced employees may require higher salaries than companies want to pay, but it would be wise to remember that experienced employees take half as long as training new employees.

A experienced employees take half as long as training new employees: WRONG COMPARISON
Explanation: experienced employees take (clause) half as long as training new employees (phrase)

B experienced employees take half as long to train as new employees do : CORRECT
Explanation: experienced employees take (clause) half as long to train as new employees do (clause)

C training experienced employees take half as long as new employees do : INCORRECT PARALLELISM
Explanations: 'experienced employees' should be the subject of main and subordinate clause.

D training experienced employees takes half as long as it does for new employees : INCORRECT
Explanation: to whom 'it' refers ?

E to train experienced employees takes half as long as for new employees: WRONG COMPARISON
Explanation: to train experienced employees takes (clause) half as long as for new employees( prepositional phrase)

I hope EXPERTS agree on above !
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More experienced employees may require higher salaries than companies want to pay, but it would be wise to remember that experienced employees take half as long as training new employees.

A experienced employees take half as long as training new employees: WRONG COMPARISON
Explanation: experienced employees take (clause) half as long as training new employees (phrase)

B experienced employees take half as long to train as new employees do : CORRECT
Explanation: experienced employees take (clause) half as long to train as new employees do (clause)

C training experienced employees take half as long as new employees do : INCORRECT PARALLELISM
Explanations: 'experienced employees' should be the subject of main and subordinate clause.

D training experienced employees takes half as long as it does for new employees : INCORRECT
Explanation: to whom 'it' refers ?

E to train experienced employees takes half as long as for new employees: WRONG COMPARISON
Explanation: to train experienced employees takes (clause) half as long as for new employees( prepositional phrase)

I hope EXPERTS agree on above !



Doesn't it refer to "training" here? In my opinion, would definitely appreciate inputs here!
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New post 15 Feb 2018, 12:34
Hi urvashi09,

Please refer to modified sentence as below:
D. training experienced employees takes half as long as training(it) does for new employees.

Basically, we are comparing TIME taken to train experienced employees VS TIME taken to train new employees.
Both sides of "as long as" should return comparable values.
training experienced employees takes: returns TIME for Experienced Employees
training(it) does for new employees: Does not return anything.

B.experienced employees take half as long to train as new employees do
experienced employees take: returns TIME for Experienced Employees
to train new employees do: returns TIME for New Employees

Does this clarifies your doubt. This is the way I solved the comparison Qs.
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Could you please tell me why is Option B preferred over option D

In Option D, "it does", which stands for "training does", also signifies time right?
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