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# One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their jobs..

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13 Dec 2013, 09:48
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Q: One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save society millions of dollars that would ordinarily be required for nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

(a) one in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save

(b) one in five Americans working shorter hours at their jobs in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves

(c) the one in five Americans who work shorter hours at a job in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves

(d) those Americans, approximately one-fifth of all employees, who work shorter hours at a job in order to care for an elderly relative save

(e) providing care for an elderly relative, approximately one-fifth of all american employees work shorter hours at a job and it saves

my opinion: i am debating between the answer choices (b) and (d). answer choice (d) is more clear and conveys the meaning in a more direct way but seems to be deviating too far from the original question. what do you all think?
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14 Dec 2013, 03:17
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Q: One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save society millions of dollars that would ordinarily be required for nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

(a) one in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save

(b) one in five Americans working shorter hours at their jobs in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves

(c) the one in five Americans who work shorter hours at a job in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves

(d) those Americans, approximately one-fifth of all employees, who work shorter hours at a job in order to care for an elderly relative save

(e) providing care for an elderly relative, approximately one-fifth of all american employees work shorter hours at a job and it saves

my opinion: i am debating between the answer choices (b) and (d). answer choice (d) is more clear and conveys the meaning in a more direct way but seems to be deviating too far from the original question. what do you all think?

Strange question...

B is good but lacks comas

D is wordy

Between the two D is perhaps better but still not correct "gmat verbal"...
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24 Feb 2015, 06:55
jubilee777 wrote:
Q: One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save society millions of dollars that would ordinarily be required for nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

(a) one in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save

(b) one in five Americans working shorter hours at their jobs in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves

(c) the one in five Americans who work shorter hours at a job in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves

(d) those Americans, approximately one-fifth of all employees, who work shorter hours at a job in order to care for an elderly relative save

(e) providing care for an elderly relative, approximately one-fifth of all american employees work shorter hours at a job and it saves

my opinion: i am debating between the answer choices (b) and (d). answer choice (d) is more clear and conveys the meaning in a more direct way but seems to be deviating too far from the original question. what do you all think?

Answer is D. Here is my reasoning

A, B don't have a clear subject. Who is saving the the money Americans in general or that one of every five? Therefore incorrect

C. Has a clear subject, "the one" which is singular, the verb should be works, so there is subject-verb disagreement. INCORRECT

D. Those Americans (subject), who work (verb-subject agreement correct). Correct answer

E. Unclear subject again, who is saving the money providing the care or the one fifth of americans that work shorter hours.

Hope it is clear
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