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# Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until

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28 May 2010, 04:20
options 4 and 5 both satisfy the Unlike X,Y concept

Also we have in the sentence - Unlike most severance packages, which require workers

Now option 4 has worker which joins with even if they find a new job before they are terminated

worker and they .. isn't it incorrect??

Also option 5 has worker's.. which is also wrong

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28 May 2010, 04:29
I believe there is a mistake in the question.
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Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated

1) the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
2) the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package
3) their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
4) their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to worker
5) the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to worker's

There certainly are typos here: first, the "until" should not be underlined, and second, both 4 and 5 should end with "workers". Let's reanalyze the problem with these corrections in mind.

GMAX Tip #1: When a sentence starts with "Like X / Unlike X / In contrast to X / Compared to X" you are getting a gift from the GMAT gods! The subject that starts the main clause must be the person/thing that you compare to X. This is, indeed, what should send you straight to 4 and 5.

GMAX Tip #2: Never blindly eyeball for grammatical rules! Your most important task is to understand the intended meaning.

In this case, workers need to stay until their last scheduled day so that they can collect ("in order to collect") their severance. The intended meaning is to express cause and result.

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28 May 2010, 16:38

I believe there was actually typo on five. It should have ended with "workers"

Anyways, i meant to say i originally pick 5.

Could any of you please explain the difference between four and five, and why is five wrong?

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30 May 2010, 10:39
abcd1 wrote:

I believe there was actually typo on five. It should have ended with "workers"

Anyways, i meant to say i originally pick 5.

Could any of you please explain the difference between four and five, and why is five wrong?

thank you

4 is wordier, so i prefer 5, the rest of the sentence being the same.
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02 Jun 2010, 07:21
The word 'until' in the sentence should not be underlined. Also, there is some typo in the answer choices making the options quite confusing.
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07 Jun 2010, 22:41
No doubt OA has to be E.

1. In D, ...until their last scheduled day in order to collect
What THEIR refers to - workers or package?
day in order to collect - changes the meaning. The correct meaning of the introductory part is that the workers are scheduled to collect till the last day of their job.

Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers even if they find a new job before they are terminated.

Here in D, the meaning is reversed - in order to collect [the salary], their last day is scheduled.
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07 Jun 2010, 22:58
[quote="tejal777"]Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated.
here we`ve got a comparison and in order to solve this one, one should find the proper subjects that are compared.

A) the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
B) the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for it at the automobile company's severance package
C) their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
D) their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers
E) the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers

Only D and E satisfies this option. However in D there is a pronoun Their, which does not have any reference.
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07 Jun 2010, 23:09
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both D and E mean the same. Which one is correct?

In exam I will mark E without wasting much time

SaraiGMAXonline wrote:
abcd1 wrote:
Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated

1) the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
2) the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package
3) their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
4) their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to worker
5) the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers

There certainly are typos here: first, the "until" should not be underlined, and second, both 4 and 5 should end with "workers". Let's reanalyze the problem with these corrections in mind.

GMAX Tip #1: When a sentence starts with "Like X / Unlike X / In contrast to X / Compared to X" you are getting a gift from the GMAT gods! The subject that starts the main clause must be the person/thing that you compare to X. This is, indeed, what should send you straight to 4 and 5.

GMAX Tip #2: Never blindly eyeball for grammatical rules! Your most important task is to understand the intended meaning.

In this case, workers need to stay until their last scheduled day so that they can collect ("in order to collect") their severance. The intended meaning is to express cause and result.

If this helped, kindly give Kudos!
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07 Jun 2010, 23:16
I think I got a parallel example -

"the time that we were scheduled to meet"

Is parallel to

the last day that they are scheduled to collect
-----> it means workers collect the last day

I change my answer to D

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example:

"the time that we were scheduled to meet" is incorrect. the literal reading of this (which is the only reading you care about, by the way) is that you were scheduled to meet the time itself. (ron: "hi, time!" time: "hi, ron!")
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nusmavrik wrote:
Sarai

both D and E mean the same. Which one is correct?

In exam I will mark E without wasting much time

SaraiGMAXonline wrote:
abcd1 wrote:
Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated

1) the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
2) the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package
3) their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
4) their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to worker
5) the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers

There certainly are typos here: first, the "until" should not be underlined, and second, both 4 and 5 should end with "workers". Let's reanalyze the problem with these corrections in mind.

GMAX Tip #1: When a sentence starts with "Like X / Unlike X / In contrast to X / Compared to X" you are getting a gift from the GMAT gods! The subject that starts the main clause must be the person/thing that you compare to X. This is, indeed, what should send you straight to 4 and 5.

GMAX Tip #2: Never blindly eyeball for grammatical rules! Your most important task is to understand the intended meaning.

In this case, workers need to stay until their last scheduled day so that they can collect ("in order to collect") their severance. The intended meaning is to express cause and result.

If this helped, kindly give Kudos!

Hi nusmavrik,

Between D and E the issue is not grammar-- the two sentences do not mean the same thing.

D says that the workers are required to stay until their last scheduled day if they want to collect their severance package.

E says that workers are required to stay until the last day that they are scheduled to collect. But the workers are not scheduled to collect anything. This is why the "in order to" is needed to create the intended meaning found in D.

Let me know if this is still confusing....

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09 Jun 2010, 04:02
Hey Sarai

You always have the answer . Thank you so much.

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02 Dec 2011, 20:13
23. Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated.

A. the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
B. the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package
C. their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
D. their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers
E. the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers

What's wrong with e?
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03 Dec 2011, 05:03
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23. Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated.

A. the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
B. the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package
C. their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
D. their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers
E. the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers

What's wrong with e?

We need "package" in the main part of the sentence for which "unlike most severance packages" is modifier.

"the last day that they are scheduled to collect" is wrong. You cannot say that "The next day is Sunday that you are scheduled to wake up". Using kind of sentence look foolish. Moreover, "the scheduled day" is sound preferable because all of employees have to follow the contract in which they have to work in scheduled days. Sound good?
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14 Dec 2011, 11:23
I got it correct, but only because "their" sounded better then "the" can someone explain the rule?
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20 Dec 2011, 00:11
23. Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated.

A. the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
B. the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company's severance package
C. their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
D. their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers
E. the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company's severance package is available to workers

Unlike most severance packages ...the automobile company's severance pacakage: parallel comparison. the options except D are wordy.
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20 Dec 2011, 09:57
can someone please explain why C is not correct. D is in Passive form.
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20 Dec 2011, 10:15
C is incorrect because the comparison is between "Severance package" and "the automobile company"
Package has to compared to a package and not the automobile company..
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05 Jan 2012, 06:31
Lack of parallelism rules out options A, B and C.
E is a lot wordier.
D maintains parallelism and is concise.
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Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package even if they find a new job before they are terminated.

A. the last day scheduled to collect, workers at the automobile company are eligible for its severance package
B. the last day they are scheduled to collect, workers are eligible for the automobile company’s severance package
C. their last scheduled day to collect, the automobile company offers its severance package to workers
D. their last scheduled day in order to collect, the automobile company’s severance package is available to workers
E. the last day that they are scheduled to collect, the automobile company’s severance package is available to workers
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