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# Unlike many collective bargaining agreements

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Unlike many collective bargaining agreements, which insist on treating broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria even if they have less than six months on the job.

a) broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
b) broad classes of workers as equal to each other, employees are compensated in the plant's agreement based on a wide range of criteria
c) workers as classes of equals, the aluminum plant's agreement compensates its employees based on a wide range of criteria
d) broad classes of workers as equal to one another, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
e) broad classes of workers as equals, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria

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I think D makes better sense.

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Unlike many collective bargaining agreements, which insist on treating broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria even if they have less than six months on the job.

a) broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
b) broad classes of workers as equal to each other, employees are compensated in the plant's agreement based on a wide range of criteria
c) workers as classes of equals, the aluminum plant's agreement compensates its employees based on a wide range of criteria
d) broad classes of workers as equal to one another, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
e) broad classes of workers as equals, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria

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I think D makes better sense.

A and B are ruled out because comparison is not correct.

C is also ruled out because the sentence means that agreement insist on treating workers as classes of equals---Does not make sense...Agreement insist on treating workers equally and not as class of equals..

Down to D and E. Both D and E does the same work (highlighted portion) by communicating workers to be treated as equals but D looks more wordy and the construction to one another looks redundant.

E is more concise and clear.
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Unlike many collective bargaining agreements, which insist on treating broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria even if they have less than six months on the job.

a) broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
b) broad classes of workers as equal to each other, employees are compensated in the plant's agreement based on a wide range of criteria
c) workers as classes of equals, the aluminum plant's agreement compensates its employees based on a wide range of criteria
d) broad classes of workers as equal to one another, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
e) broad classes of workers as equals, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria

Thought process while solving the question :-
Unlike many collective bargaining agreements (Because 'Unlike' is present, 'collective bargaining agreements' would be compared with 'some agreement' later in the sentence), which (refers to agreements) insist (Correct verb for plural agreements) on treating broad classes of workers as equals (Meaning- All workers must be treated equally) , employees (Doubt- Shouldn't it be 'agreement' as we concluded while reading 'Unlike' ) at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria (a fact is given that how employees are compensated at AP) even if they have less than six months on the job.

The areas highlighted in PINK are the ones need to be addressed. We can not compare "bargaining agreements" with "employees"

a) broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria. As discussed
b) broad classes of workers as equal to each other ('as equal' is sufficient; 'each other' seems to create redundancy), employees (wrong comparison- as discussed above) are compensated in the plant's agreement (employees can be compensated in 'company' and not in 'plant's agreement'. Agreement can only mention the compensation conditions) based on a wide range of criteria
c) workers as classes of equals ('Workers class as equals" carries different meaning from "workers as classes of equals", the aluminum plant's agreement (Correct comparison) compensates (Correct S-V, but how can an agreement compensate employees. It can only feature the criteria) its employees based on a wide range of criteria
d) broad classes of workers as equal to one another ('as equal' is sufficient; 'one another' seems to create redundancy, the aluminum plant's agreement (Correct comparison) establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
e) broad classes of workers as equals, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria. This option addresses all the issues.
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12 Jul 2014, 11:56
Although I selected E), the use of based on is evidently wrong. "Based on" is a noun modifier, therefore it cannot modify the clause "employees are compensated"
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Unlike many collective bargaining agreements, which insist on treating broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria even if they have less than six months on the job.

a) broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria- Wrong Comparison
b) broad classes of workers as equal to each other, employees are compensated in the plant's agreement based on a wide range of criteria- - Wrong Comparison
c) workers as classes of equals, the aluminum plant's agreement compensates its employees based on a wide range of criteria
d) broad classes of workers as equal to one another, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
e) broad classes of workers as equals, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
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25 Sep 2014, 04:00
D makes more sense to me...

Broad classes of workers as equals...

according to me 'as' is working here as a preposition followed by its object 'equals'..
when 'as' is used as a preposition.. it conveys in a role/in a capacity of...

where in option D 'as' is a conjunction.....

Please provide the OE
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25 Sep 2014, 04:35
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D makes more sense to me...

Broad classes of workers as equals...

according to me 'as' is working here as a preposition followed by its object 'equals'..
when 'as' is used as a preposition.. it conveys in a role/in a capacity of...

where in option D 'as' is a conjunction.....

Please provide the OE

Its an OG Ques. E is the correct answer.
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Unlike many collective bargaining agreements, which insist on treating broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria even if they have less than six months on the job.

a) broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
b) broad classes of workers as equal to each other, employees are compensated in the plant's agreement based on a wide range of criteria
c) workers as classes of equals, the aluminum plant's agreement compensates its employees based on a wide range of criteria
d) broad classes of workers as equal to one another, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria
e) broad classes of workers as equals, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria

This is a comparison type question. The comparison has to be between two agreements - one being collective "bargaining agreement" and the other being whatever is presented in the option choices. As a result, option A and B are out.

Option C - It states "... agreement compensates..." - So, agreement doesn't compensate but rather a company compensates its employees (or at least in this context)

Option D - "... as equal to one another" this is rather wordy and awkward when compared to Option D with a concise word "equals".

So, I picked E. But heck, I burned 2 minutes figuring this out. Yikes!
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25 Sep 2014, 11:15
DesiGmat wrote:
D makes more sense to me...

Broad classes of workers as equals...

according to me 'as' is working here as a preposition followed by its object 'equals'..
when 'as' is used as a preposition.. it conveys in a role/in a capacity of...

where in option D 'as' is a conjunction.....

Please provide the OE

Yes, D and E are strong contenders. At first sign, D makes sense in terms of meaning but is wrong in terms of grammars. D uses syntax "X as equal to Y" that is considered wrong in GMAT. The correct comparison should be "X as equal as Y".

In E, "as" is used as a preposition. The idiom is "treat X as Y". Thus, E is much better than D and is correct.

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18 Jul 2016, 04:37
e is best
but "based on" can not work as a preposition mofifying a clause. based on is a participle, so , it must refer/modify a noun. there is no such noun in e.

some questions in gmatprep are also not perfect but we can still find the best among 5 choices.
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Unlike many collective bargaining agreements, which insist on treating broad classes of workers as equals, employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria even if they have less than six months on the job.

In this sentence word "unlike" tell us that a comparison will be done. So we look for parallel structure:
Unlike many collective bargaining agreements,
which insist on treating broad classes of workers as equals,
employees at the aluminum plant are compensated based on a wide range of criteria

even if they have less than six months on the job.

We see that agreements should be compared with another agreement (not with "employees"). So a & b are discarded.

c) workers as classes of equals, the aluminum plant's agreement compensates its employees based on a wide range of criteria. Incorrect
There is change of meaning in the "which" modifier construction. this option refers on "workers" rather than "broad class of workers".
Expression "workers as classes of equals" is not correct.
Also pronoun its doesn't have a noun reference because "plant" is working as an adjective in this sentence

d) broad classes of workers as equal to one another, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria. Incorrect
Expression "broad classes of workers as equal to one another" is unidiomatic (X as equal to Y is unidiomatic. Correct expression: X as equal as). "Equal" should be plural because its referring to noun "classes of workers".

e) broad classes of workers as equals, the aluminum plant's agreement establishes that employees are compensated based on a wide range of criteria. Correct!
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Can somebody confirm that this is an OG version? I wonder.
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