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The question of whether to allocate a portion of their salaries to retirement plans is particularly troublesome for recent college graduates, whose salaries are typically lower than senior members of companies; with the rising cost of living, younger employees often struggle with having to pay bills while trying to save for the long run.

(A) than
(B) than those of
(C) than is so of
(D) compared to
(E) compared to those of
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New post 17 Oct 2015, 01:10
Fairly simple; we are comparing salaries. So we need salaries (those) of senior members; the comparison is well brought out in B. In addition, ‘lower’ is marked by ‘than, rightly in B. IMO, “compared to” is at least a word more wordy.
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As this is comparison we need the word "than" here and the word "those" to refer to senior members.

Hence, Answer is B
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In what looks like a fairly involved sentence, the Decision Point here is one of comparison – only one word is underlined and it’s “than”, with some of the options to replace it including “those of” as a phrase. So you should immediately be thinking about Comparisons. What’s being compared? The salaries of one group, so we’ll need to have “those of” the other to correctly compare salaries to salaries. That leads you to the correct answer B. Note the logic/diction problem with choice E – “lower compared to” doesn’t make sense, as something must be lower THAN something else. It can be low compared to something (“my salary is low compared to Neymar’s” means that my salary might not be low overall, but it is when that comparison is invited) but when “lower” is used then the construction requires “than” in order to show a direct comparison.
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The question of whether to allocate a portion of their salaries to retirement plans is particularly troublesome for recent college graduates, whose salaries are typically lower than senior members of companies; with the rising cost of living, younger employees often struggle with having to pay bills while trying to save for the long run.

(A) than
(B) than those of
(C) than is so of
(D) compared to
(E) compared to those of


comparision when we use word lower then we use than ... so here we are comparing salaries of two types of subjects . so use those
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