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Most Corporations pay at least twice as much to full-time employees, if the value of benefits, sick days, and paid vacation days are included in earnings, than to part-time employees, whose hourly wages are often higher than those of their full-time colleagues.
(A) are included in earnings, than
(B) are included in earnings, as
(C) is included in earnings, than they pay
(D) is included in earnings, as is paid
(E) is included in earnings, as they pay

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16 May 2006, 09:02
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Most Corporations pay at least twice as much to full-time employees, if the value of benefits, sick days, and paid vacation days are included in earnings, than to part-time employees, whose hourly wages are often higher than those of their full-time colleagues.
(A) are included in earnings, than
(B) are included in earnings, as
(C) is included in earnings, than they pay
(D) is included in earnings, as is paid
(E) is included in earnings, as they pay

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E

twise as much...if the value...is included...as they pay
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16 May 2006, 10:26
E is correct, for use is is (value=singular) and as much ... 'as they pay'
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16 May 2006, 13:11
^ E ^

Most Corporations pay at least twice as much to full-time employees, if the value of benefits, sick days, and paid vacation days is included in earnings, as they pay to part-time employees, whose hourly wages are often higher than those of their full-time colleagues.
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16 May 2006, 21:07
Will go with E too........Not in my elements today. Thought A was right..
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16 May 2006, 21:14
b14kumar wrote:
Most Corporations pay at least twice as much to full-time employees, if the value of benefits, sick days, and paid vacation days are included in earnings, than to part-time employees, whose hourly wages are often higher than those of their full-time colleagues.
(A) are included in earnings, than
(B) are included in earnings, as
(C) is included in earnings, than they pay
(D) is included in earnings, as is paid
(E) is included in earnings, as they pay

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"D" looks the best choice. Subject-Verb error is rectified ('is' instead of 'are') and the correct idiom "as....as" is used to compare the wages.
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16 May 2006, 21:18
Isn't "they" in "E" ambiguous. The reason I chose "D" was coz there wasn't any ambiguity as in "E".

"They", in "D", can be referred to full-time employees, as well as "corporations". Any explanation will be appreciated.
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17 May 2006, 00:25
E for me too.
1. value - is : subject verb agreement
2. Most Corporations pay - as they pay : parallel
3. [b]as much
to full-time employees - as : idiomatic[/b]
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17 May 2006, 09:51
I would say 'B'

since using 'and' will make the subject plural. (Am i wrong?)
correct idiom is as much...as.
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17 May 2006, 12:06
kripalkavi wrote:
E for me too.
1. value - is : subject verb agreement
2. Most Corporations pay - as they pay : parallel
3. [b]as much
to full-time employees - as : idiomatic[/b]

I guess I agree with you as "E" has consistent tense (present) in "as...as". Adherence to parallelism makes it the best choice.
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17 May 2006, 12:20
Certainly between C and E. But E does it better by using "as much.......as"
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17 May 2006, 19:30
selene wrote:
^ E ^

Most Corporations pay at least twice as much to full-time employees, if the value of benefits, sick days, and paid vacation days is included in earnings, as they pay to part-time employees, whose hourly wages are often higher than those of their full-time colleagues.

Selene,
is there something that should jump at me when I see the pharse "twice as much"? Is this an idiom? Thanks
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18 May 2006, 11:53
acfuture wrote:
selene wrote:
^ E ^

Most Corporations pay at least twice as much to full-time employees, if the value of benefits, sick days, and paid vacation days is included in earnings, as they pay to part-time employees, whose hourly wages are often higher than those of their full-time colleagues.

Selene,
is there something that should jump at me when I see the pharse "twice as much"? Is this an idiom? Thanks

Hi acfuture,

Actually, here we have a comparison. So, the thing that should jump at you should be "as .. as" not "twice as much".

We can say "twice as much as" or "five times as much as" doesn't matter..
The important thing is to complete the "as .. as" structure.

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19 May 2006, 08:34
selene wrote:
^ E ^

Most Corporations pay at least twice as much to full-time employees, if the value of benefits, sick days, and paid vacation days is included in earnings, as they pay to part-time employees, whose hourly wages are often higher than those of their full-time colleagues.

Nice explanation Selene.

OA is E.

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Brajesh
19 May 2006, 08:34
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