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514. 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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514. 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

E ??

'is' as it refers to value and 'as' because 'as much to X as to Y' is, I think, the correct idiom.

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514. 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

man I dunno. stuck btwn D and E. I wanna say E b/c "pay" is || w/ pay at the begining, but they seems ambigious, could refer to full-time employees.

Obviously, elim A,C b/c lack of "as" and B needs more than just "as".

Ima go wild and say D.

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514. 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

@ "the value of ..." is singular ---> C, D and E stand.
@ the correct comparison is "twice as much .....as " ---> D and E stand.
@ what "is paid"? for sure it can't be "most corporations" --> E is the last to stand firm.

Most corporations pay twice as much to .....as they pay to .....

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514. 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

I pick C, straight off the bat.

'value' is singular, therefore we need 'is'. We need 'than they pay to..' to maintain ||ism and meaning not 'than to'.

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bmwhype2 wrote:
514. 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

I pick C, straight off the bat.

'value' is singular, therefore we need 'is'. We need 'than they pay to..' to maintain ||ism and meaning not 'than to'.

I was too hasty!! 'As much to A, as they do to B' is the correct idiom. So now I'll go with E instead of C.

What's the OA?

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17 Jan 2008, 04:25
E

So we need the verb 'is', not 'are', as we are talking about the 'value' ... that allows us to eliminate A and B.

The next part is just looking for the right idiom form, namely 'the pay twice as much to X ... as they pay Y ... "

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