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Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.


(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s

(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in

(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in

(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in

(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in

Originally posted by rampuria on 23 Nov 2008, 07:39.
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Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s => implies later years are taken care of instead of the worker
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in => oneself without one
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in => oneself without one
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in => incorrect use of them
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in => hold

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I would go for E as well.

Pensions is plural, hence it has to be workers, Amongst D and E, themselves is correct. Hence E.
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575. Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in

Pls explain answers



E is paralled.

A. a worker cannot be referred by one's.
B. similar to A.
C. similar to A/B.
D. workers should be followed by themselves not by them.
E. workers - themselves is a proper combination.
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rampuria wrote:
575. Pensions are now viewed as a deferred payment of salary, money a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s later years.
(A) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of one’s
(B) that a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(C) a worker is compelled to put away to take care of oneself in
(D) workers are compelled to put away to take care of them in
(E) workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in

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Pensions should take care of workers. So A,B, and C are out. 'Them' is ambiguous. 'Themselves' clearly refers back to workers.

IMO, answer should be E
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Hi,

I can offer a bit more clarity here. We need to use the plural "workers" because the beginning of the sentence refers to plural "pensions." A single worker would have only one pension, so we need to keep the plural consistent here. That eliminates A, B, and C. Additionally, "one's" and "oneself" are incorrect in those first three choices.

We need to use "themselves" in order to clarify that we're referring back to the "workers." The pronoun "them" in answer D could refer to "workers" or "pensions," so it's ambiguous and incorrect.

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After long looking on this question I think I understand why this construction is working. If we look on E as a whole we get:

...payment of salary, money workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in...

If you look on the part after the comma, you might wonder what is it (as I am). this is not new clause because then we get a run-on sentence in which two clauses (sub+verb) are joined only with a comma.
What we have here is an Absolute Phrase. This is a way to put a modifier after a comma which refers to the whole idea before (like present participle after comma). I saw this immediately when I tried to solve it, but what bothered me is that an absolute phrase will never contain sub+verb but only a noun+noun modifier. It can contain a THAT clause in which you can insert sub+verb of course. That is why I chose B.
But now I understand that we have here a case where there should be a THAT after the word money, but it been omitted. We can omit a THAT if the modified noun is the object of the modifying clause (from MGMT pg 88) like:
The Movie THAT we watched last Friday was scary
is equal to:
The Movie we watched last Friday was scary

So the underlying real sentence is actually:
...payment of salary, money THAT workers are compelled to put away to take care of themselves in...
Which does work as a regular absolute phrase.

Hope it helps
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Hi,
In option B, apart from subject verb agreement, is the usage of ONESELF correct?
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In option B, apart from subject verb agreement, is the usage of ONESELF correct?


Yes. While "oneself" does not agree with "worker," one can give oneself a raise or take care of oneself.
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