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842. The unskilled workers at the Allenby plant realized that their hourly rate of $4.11 to $4.75 was better than many nearby factory wages.
(A) many nearby factory wages
(B) many wages in nearby factories
(C) what are offered by many nearby factories
(D) it is in many nearby factories
(E) that offered by many nearby factories

A very basic question: Can singular subject 'rate' be compared with plural 'rates'? My answer is NO but I am not 100% sure and wanted to confirm. Comments?
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In the above case, can singular subject 'rate' be compared with plural 'rates'?
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In the above case, can singular subject 'rate' be compared with plural 'rates'?


what "Rates" are you pointing. the passage only has "Rate" that is being compared to other rate-singular
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Ans is E.

Rate singular so you need singular verb. So C out. We have to compare rate at Allenby plant to rates at nearby factories, but in the sentence rate is compared to nearby factories. So wrong. With D it is not clear.
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eyunni wrote:
In the above case, can singular subject 'rate' be compared with plural 'rates'?


what "Rates" are you pointing. the passage only has "Rate" that is being compared to other rate-singular


Different factories can have different rates, right? How can one assume that all factories have the same rate? If the rates are different, then 'rates' and not 'rate' should be used. Do I make sense? In other words, why can (C) not be the correct answer?
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842. The unskilled workers at the Allenby plant realized that their hourly rate of $4.11 to $4.75 was better than many nearby factory wages.
(A) many nearby factory wages
(B) many wages in nearby factories
(C) what are offered by many nearby factories
(D) it is in many nearby factories
(E) that offered by many nearby factories

Answer is E

A - nearby factory wages - weird
B - hourly rate compated to many wages
C - what are offered?
D - no comparison at all
E - Correct - better than the hourly rate offered by many nearby factories
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[quote="eyunni"]842. The unskilled workers at the Allenby plant realized that their hourly rate of $4.11 to $4.75 was better than many nearby factory wages.
(A) many nearby factory wages
(B) many wages in nearby factories
(C) what are offered by many nearby factories
(D) it is in many nearby factories
(E) that offered by many nearby factories

A very basic question: Can singular subject 'rate' be compared with plural 'rates'? My answer is NO but I am not 100% sure and wanted to confirm. Comments?[/quote

In my knowledge, 'rate' cannot be compared with 'rates'. You can only compare singular w/ singular and plural w/ plural.
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I see the explanations but still dont understand what is wrong with D ?

Doesn't the "it" in D refer to hourly wages....
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I see the explanations but still dont understand what is wrong with D ?

Doesn't the "it" in D refer to hourly wages....


Actually, it does. But the construct is not || and awkward.

Refer to the question:

The unskilled workers at the Allenby plant realized that their hourly rate of $4.11 to $4.75 was better than The Hourly Rate is in many nearby factories

The construction should be: realized that X is better than Y
X: their hourly rate
Y: hourly rate offered by nearby factories

In D
X: their hourly rate
Y: hourly rate is in nearby factories
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Let us consider these options

1. A. Ronaldo’s goal is better than many put by other players
B. Ronaldo’s goal is better than that put by many other players
C. Ronaldo’s goal is better than those put by many others are.

2. A. Tom’s score is higher than scores by others
B. Tom’s score is higher than that scored by others
C. Tom’s score is higher than those scored by others

Which are the correct versions? Doesn’t B in each case imply that all the other players together put one goal or all others put together scored one mark? IMO, we cannot limit comparisons between just two things alone. The comparison can be between one and one or between one and many others. E changes the meaning to that extent, because the text wants a comparison of one rate with all other rates in the vicinity. Logically the comparison in E is defective.

However, I would not also take C and D as potentially correct answers, because both shift track of tense, from past tense to present tense.
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daagh, I am still not clear on why A is incorrect could you please throw more light on that
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Oh! I thought A was the first to go, because a rate is so flagrantly compared to wages
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neelesh wrote:
I see the explanations but still dont understand what is wrong with D ?

Doesn't the "it" in D refer to hourly wages....


My first choice was also D, but after reading it carefully, I noticed the tenses problem

Their hourly rate WAS better...than (D) it IS in...

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