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# The miners were reluctant to embrace the company’s new unionization po

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Updated on: 24 Sep 2018, 07:03
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The miners were reluctant to embrace the company’s new unionization policy because they thought it was merely meant to be a publicity stunt with no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases.

(A) stunt with no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases

(B) stunt, having no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases

(C) stunt and did not reflect a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases

(D) stunt, reflecting a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases

(E) stunt, not one that reflected that contract negotiation and eventual salary increases was a commitment

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Originally posted by nitred on 18 Mar 2017, 04:50.
Last edited by Bunuel on 24 Sep 2018, 07:03, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Mar 2017, 21:24
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A - eventually salary increases- incorrect 'eventually' is an adverb , it can't modify a noun.

B-same error as A plus introduction of ''having'' which is totally incorrect in this context.
Comma+ modifier should modify the previous clause and this case it doesn't make sense at all.
C - seems fine
D- comma + verb ing doesn't make sense here , it doesn't describe the former clause or reflects any causal effect.
E - totally awkward construction - 'not one that reflected that ' we should reject this right away.
No manager would even like to read it further (after coming across two 'that' in a phrase)
Moreover after that one should expect a clause or a subject verb pair .

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19 Mar 2017, 23:00
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The miners were reluctant to embrace the company’s new unionization policy
because they thought it was merely meant to be a publicity stunt with no commitment
to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases.

Elimination Round - 1

(A) stunt with no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases
(B) stunt, having no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases
(C) stunt and did not reflect a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases
(D) stunt, reflecting a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases
(E) stunt, not one that reflected that contract negotiation and eventual salary increases was a commitment

Eventual vs Eventually - Eventually is an adverb ( by adding -ing). So it has to in turn modify an adjective salary. adverb + adjective + noun. What type of salary? An eventul salary! Doesn't make any sense. Eventually is an adjective. So, adjective + adjective + noun. Both the adjective modifying the noun "increase" What type of increase? An eventual increase. What type of increase? A salary increase! So we are left with C D E

Elimination Round - 2

(C) stunt and did not reflect a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases
(D) stunt, reflecting a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases
(E) stunt, not one that reflected that contract negotiation and eventual salary increases was a commitment

Meaning: If miners were reluctant that meant that the company was not going to increase their salary and is giving them false hopes! C says that the company will increase the salary and in E " was a commitment" was placed after eventual salary which is modifying eventual salary.

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24 Sep 2018, 07:04
nitred wrote:
The miners were reluctant to embrace the company’s new unionization policy because they thought it was merely meant to be a publicity stunt with no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases.

(A) stunt with no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases

(B) stunt, having no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases

(C) stunt and did not reflect a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases

(D) stunt, reflecting a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases

(E) stunt, not one that reflected that contract negotiation and eventual salary increases was a commitment

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

Should it be ‘eventual’ or ‘eventually’? The word modifies a noun, ‘salary increases’. Therefore you need an adjective. Eliminate A and B. D changes the meaning and implies that there was a commitment. The ‘one’ in E is not correct. It implies that a commitment would also be a publicity stunt. ‘Was’ in E is incorrect as the subject of the verb is plural. ‘A commitment’ would therefore also have to be changed to ‘commitments’. Choice C is the correct answer.
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18 Dec 2018, 23:13
nitred wrote:
The miners were reluctant to embrace the company’s new unionization policy because they thought it was merely meant to be a publicity stunt with no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases.

(A) stunt with no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases

(B) stunt, having no commitment to contract negotiation and eventually salary increases

(C) stunt and did not reflect a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases

(D) stunt, reflecting a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases

(E) stunt, not one that reflected that contract negotiation and eventual salary increases was a commitment

A: "to contract...eventually salary increases" lacks parallelism.
B repeats the problem in A and is even wirse in "having no commitment".
D changes the meaning.
E is awkard in "not one that" and "was a commitment"

C is the best among 5.
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27 Feb 2019, 02:39
E is wrong because it is not clear what ‘one’ is supposed to refer to. A is wrong because it is using an adverb to modify a noun, B does the same. D fails to convey the correct meaning, suggesting that the miners thought that the publicity stunt does reflect a commitment to contract negotiation and eventual salary increases.

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