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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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ok i gave it a glance n' got this one wrong.
Pls somebody explain I chose ARE over IS b'coz three sublects are joined with an "and"..doesnt this requre a plural verb?
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24 Aug 2009, 18:18
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"Value of Benefits" is singular. of benefits is a middleman. Get rid of this.

1. That expalains why 'IS'.

2. As needs to be completed by as.

3. Because pay is compared. I will pick up. "They pay"

'E' is my pick..

What is the OA?
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24 Aug 2009, 20:44
IMO E

at least as much to X as to Y

The s/v agreement: the value....is
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25 Aug 2009, 03:57
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tejal777 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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA:E

ok i gave it a glance n' got this one wrong.
Pls somebody explain I chose ARE over IS b'coz three sublects are joined with an "and"..doesnt this requre a plural verb?

This is what GMAT does. It plays tricks with you.
First of all, there is some modification in question. the underlined part starts from a differently. Here is the question :

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

Now, to solve this one, the first thing you need to look is for the idiom "as much.... as" to complete. Lets look at the options. Clearly, we can eliminate A & C.

Now, next would be to look at the verbs. Here, the GMAT tricks with giving both "are" and "is in option. The way to find the best answer is to see subject verb agreement. Here, the verb is for subject "value" which is singular. Hence, Option B is eliminated.

Option D unnecessarily changes the tense to a perfect tense.

Option E maintains the tense (simple past) as well the numbers part (Many Corporations) by rightly using "they pay".

Long one eh! Hope it helps.
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25 Aug 2009, 04:41
bhanushalinikhil wrote:
tejal777 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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA:E

ok i gave it a glance n' got this one wrong.
Pls somebody explain I chose ARE over IS b'coz three sublects are joined with an "and"..doesnt this requre a plural verb?

This is what GMAT does. It plays tricks with you.
First of all, there is some modification in question. the underlined part starts from a differently. Here is the question :

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

Now, to solve this one, the first thing you need to look is for the idiom "as much.... as" to complete. Lets look at the options. Clearly, we can eliminate A & C.

Now, next would be to look at the verbs. Here, the GMAT tricks with giving both "are" and "is in option. The way to find the best answer is to see subject verb agreement. Here, the verb is for subject "value" which is singular. Hence, Option B is eliminated.

Option D unnecessarily changes the tense to a perfect tense.

Option E maintains the tense (simple past) as well the numbers part (Many Corporations) by rightly using "they pay".

Long one eh! Hope it helps.

I think "they pay" is not required in option E. Although having it does not cause any harm. What you say?
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15 Feb 2010, 02:05
I choose E:

1) as mush ... as
2) value ... is
3) parallelism: pay...pay
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19 Feb 2010, 23:42
Value is singular so is over are so ans is E

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12 Jul 2011, 16:04
Chose A but agree with E after reading the explanations.
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16 Jul 2011, 11:00
Got this one wrong.
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17 Jul 2011, 00:19
tejal777 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

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.

Although E is the better than others, the use of 'they pay' is nothing but breaking the parallelism of "they pay twice As much to A as (they pay) to B"
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17 Jul 2011, 11:31
Good question. I agree that E should be the answer.
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17 Jul 2011, 21:28
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tejal777 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

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.

Although E is the better than others, the use of 'they pay' is nothing but breaking the parallelism of "they pay twice As much to A as (they pay) to B"

Got to agree with you on the bold part but no choice here than to choose E!
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