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While hiring decisions for most types of jobs are based strictly on resumes and interviews, job applicants for computer programming jobs are at times asked to demonstrate their programming skills on the spot.


(A) job applicants for computer programming jobs are at times

(B) some job applicants for computer programming jobs are

(C) for some computer programming jobs, job applicants are at times

(D) in some cases some applicants for computer programming jobs are

(E) applicants for computer programming jobs are sometimes



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The correct answer is (E).

The original version is redundant in its use of job twice. Also, at times is not idiomatic here. (Either sometimes or occasionally would have been correct.) Choice (E) corrects both problems. So does choice (D), but using the word some twice sounds clumsy and alters the sentence’s meaning—by going too far in limiting the situations in which a demonstration is requested.
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