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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


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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


The best or excellent answers get kudos, which will be awarded after the answer is revealed.

NOTE: BEST or EXCELLENT answers must include the meaning of this sentence.
Please state the meaning in your own words. Merely repeating what you think is the correct answer
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IMO Ans E

that (hourly rate) offered by many nearby factories.
Also past tense is parallel with non underlined portion.
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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


The best or excellent answers get kudos, which will be awarded after the answer is revealed.

NOTE: BEST or EXCELLENT answers must include the meaning of this sentence.
Please state the meaning in your own words. Merely repeating what you think is the correct answer
does not constitute "the meaning in your own words." :)



In A, nearby factory wages is awkward.

In B, hourly rate is compared to many wages. Hence incorrect.

In C, subject verb agreement is violated as noun is singular (rate) and verb is plural (are).

In D, “…was better than it is…” changes from past to present tense.

In E, that rightly refers to the hourly rate and hence, E is the correct answer.
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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 - Wrong comparison - hourly rate is compared to many nearby factory wages.

(B) many wages in nearby factories -
Wrong comparison - hourly rate is compared to many wages in nearby factories

(C) what are offered by many nearby factories - hourly rate is singular. Use of present tense verb is incorrect.

(D) it is in many nearby factories -
Use of present tense verb is incorrect.

(E) that offered by many nearby factories- Correct
"that" stands for hourly rate offered by many nearby factories.
Correct comparison. Uses correct tense form for verb -."offered".



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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.


Comparison error.
What is compared now is between the hourly rate in Allenby plant and the hourly rate in nearby factory

(A) many nearby factory wages
Wrong as per the analysis

(B) many wages in nearby factories
many wages (x), which should be the hourly rate

(C) what are offered by many nearby factories
the hourly rate is singular, not plural "are"

(D) it is in many nearby factories
it may refer the hourly rate, but "is" in verb tense error, as main sentence uses a past simple tense.

(E) that offered by many nearby factories
that clearly refers the hourly rate. Correct
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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(awkward construction)

(B) many wages in nearby factories( many wages is incorrect)

(C) what are offered by many nearby factories( use of present tense is incorrect because a past event is being discussed)

(D) it is in many nearby factories(comparison is between hourly rate and the clause)

(E) that offered by many nearby factories( correct comparison, 'that' correctly refers to hourly rate)


Will go with Choice E.

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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


OFFICIAL EXPLANATION
To be clear and logical, comparisons should be made between like items.

Choices A and B, however, compare an hourly rate of pay not with another rate, but with actual wages.

These choices are also imprecise in that many modifies wages rather than factories.

In C, what is imprecise as a substitute for hourly rate, and
in D it refers illogically to the Allenby workers' rate, which cannot be said to be in . . . nearby factories.

Both choices illogically shift away from the past tense in one part of the comparison to the present tense in the other part;
C compounds the error by using a plural rather than a singular verb.

Choice E is best because it uses the correct pronoun, that, and does not introduce inconsistencies of tense.

COMMENTS

Rule #1: Read the instructions, especially when they are in red typeface. What does this sentence MEAN?

Workers at one particular plant realized that their pay rate was better than the pay rate offered by many nearby factories.

As a piece of information, the sentence is incredibly boring.

As a piece of propaganda, the sentence confirms a particular opinion about "unskilled workers" and what they deserve.
(I do not share this view.)
In RC and CR, many questions require the reader to see the material from the author's perspective.

I am not fond of exercises in futility.
So I ask posters to lay out meaning because rules will get you only so far in SC,
and the best way to understand meaning is to rephrase it.

This one time I will ignore the omission of an answer to a direct request. :)

Suggestion #1: Avoid the assertion that an option is "awkward" unless you can specify why the construction is awkward.

Suppose you were to ask a friend about his or her blind date.
The friend replies, "It was awkward." The end.

Um, what, exactly, happened on this date?
- Was the person secretly a political wackadoo who recommended Mein Kampf for its excellent ideas?
-- Did your friend discover at dinner that her date believed he had been visited by little green men from Mars?

"Option ____ is awkward because ________."

Male friend, reporting:
"The date was awkward because my date's burly ex-boyfriend
sat at the dinner table next to us and decided to make good use of his recent steroid shot
by launching into a Swiss yodel ten minutes after our food arrived
while she—shocked or resigned or insensate or all three—seemed not to notice anything,
not even the fact that after said serenade I was bug-eyed and he, still yodeling, was escorted out the door."
Now "awkward" has specific content. :cool:

The most consistent and best analysis of the answer choices is a close call between
kookies and Harshgmat .

Solution: KUDOS to both.
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