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Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment argue for its necessity if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than it is for men with comparable jobs and work experience.


(A) if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than it is

(B) if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than those

(C) because average salaries for women are only considerably lower than those

(D) if only as a result of the fact that salaries for women are still considerably lower than those

(E) if only because women's average salaries are still considerably lower than it is

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Between C and D.

D as it conveys the intended meaning.

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Between b and d - but I would choose b because it's more concise, hence more appropriate

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Bunuel wrote:
Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment argue for its necessity if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than it is for men with comparable jobs and work experience.


(A) if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than it is

(B) if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than those

(C) because average salaries for women are only considerably lower than those

(D) if only as a result of the fact that salaries for women are still considerably lower than those

(E) if only because women's average salaries are still considerably lower than it is


+1 for (B)

Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment argue for its necessity if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than those (average salaries) for men with comparable jobs and work experience.
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Bunuel wrote:
Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment argue for its necessity if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than it is for men with comparable jobs and work experience.


(A) if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than it is

(B) if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than those

(C) because average salaries for women are only considerably lower than those

(D) if only as a result of the fact that salaries for women are still considerably lower than those

(E) if only because women's average salaries are still considerably lower than it is


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



The sentence compares salaries to salaries, but it takes a shortcut toward the end and refers back to salaries as it. Salaries are plural and it is singular, so (A) and (E) are out of consideration. Of the remaining options, (C) stands out as significantly different, but by replacing if only with because and by moving only so that it describes lower, (C) actually contradicts the meaning of the original sentence. Finally, because in (B) is far more succinct than as a result of the fact that in (D). So, (B) it is.
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Bunuel wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment argue for its necessity if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than it is for men with comparable jobs and work experience.


(A) if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than it is

(B) if only because average salaries for women are still considerably lower than those

(C) because average salaries for women are only considerably lower than those

(D) if only as a result of the fact that salaries for women are still considerably lower than those

(E) if only because women's average salaries are still considerably lower than it is


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



The sentence compares salaries to salaries, but it takes a shortcut toward the end and refers back to salaries as it. Salaries are plural and it is singular, so (A) and (E) are out of consideration. Of the remaining options, (C) stands out as significantly different, but by replacing if only with because and by moving only so that it describes lower, (C) actually contradicts the meaning of the original sentence. Finally, because in (B) is far more succinct than as a result of the fact that in (D). So, (B) it is.


Hello Bunuel
I can't seem to quite comprehend what function the if only serves in this sentence and how the meaning is affected if it is removed.
Could you please help me out?

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