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# While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not

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While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

(A) cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in
(B) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
(C) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
(D) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
(E) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

in our 5 second scan we can notice a split between like vs as therefore there is probably a comparison error

like is wrong as it cannot be used to introduce examples

between A/B and C

A is wrong since we need "such as" to introduce examples

between B and C

As cannot is be used to introduce a noun phrase during comparison

plus we are comparing cuts in allowances therefore C is the correct option
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Originally posted by Mizar18 on 30 Oct 2019, 12:17.
Last edited by Mizar18 on 16 Aug 2020, 13:52, edited 1 time in total.
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Can you please explain why option B is correct and C is incorrect?
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I too narrowed down to B & C. I chose B over C, as the " allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships" can be included in "nonsalary compentation".
Secondly, C states that cuts were made in both "nonsalary compentation" and "allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships".

But I am still confused on the construction, as both options looks fine but have different meaning.
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rocky620 wrote:
I too narrowed down to B & C. I chose B over C, as the " allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships" can be included in "nonsalary compentation".
Secondly, C states that cuts were made in both "nonsalary compentation" and "allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships".

But I am still confused on the construction, as both options looks fine but have different meaning.

Actually the presence of such as in both B and C suggests that allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships are examples of nonsalary compensation.

However, those is just redundant/wrong in C.
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While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

(A) cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in
(B) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
(C) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
(D) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
(E) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

Could someone explain why the answer is B?
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Bunuel wrote:
While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

(A) cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in
(B) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
(C) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
(D) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
(E) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

Could someone explain why the answer is B?

I too narrowed down to B & C. I chose B over C, as the " allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships" can be included in "nonsalary compentation".
Secondly, C states that cuts were made in both "nonsalary compentation" and "allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships".
Thirdly , C is wrong it should have said ...cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as cuts (those) in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships WERE MADE.
or cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as cuts (those)WERE MADE in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships .
.But C dosen't convey properly and completely hence C is wrong .

OPT B =
nonsalary compensation
such as allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.
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Option A is out for lack of clarity. It should be – cuts were made in. Eliminate

We can hold on to B and C right now. They look somewhat alike, so we can keep this for later.

Eliminate D and E for the wrong use of like.

Option C can be eliminated now for the use of those in. The intent here is that cuts were made to a category called nonsalary compensation such as allowances (for two things) – overseas assignments and club memberships.

Option B is the right answer – right use of preposition in and such as.

Hope this helps!

How can you think "such" is present in the sentence when in correct option it is not present?
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Akurian wrote:
Option A is out for lack of clarity. It should be – cuts were made in. Eliminate

We can hold on to B and C right now. They look somewhat alike, so we can keep this for later.

Eliminate D and E for the wrong use of like.

Option C can be eliminated now for the use of those in. The intent here is that cuts were made to a category called nonsalary compensation such as allowances (for two things) – overseas assignments and club memberships.

Option B is the right answer – right use of preposition in and such as.

Hope this helps!

How can you think "such" is present in the sentence when in correct option it is not present?

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While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

(A) cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in
(B) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
(C) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
(D) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
(E) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

Option B: While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.
Option C: While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

But writing B as
'While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in nonsalary compensation such as allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.'

looks better than
writing C as
'While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in nonsalary compensation such as those in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.'

'allowances for overseas assignments' and 'club memberships' are examples of 'nonsalary compensation'.

Is it making sense.!!??
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gaurav2m wrote:
Akurian wrote:
Option A is out for lack of clarity. It should be – cuts were made in. Eliminate

We can hold on to B and C right now. They look somewhat alike, so we can keep this for later.

Eliminate D and E for the wrong use of like.

Option C can be eliminated now for the use of those in. The intent here is that cuts were made to a category called nonsalary compensation such as allowances (for two things) – overseas assignments and club memberships.

Option B is the right answer – right use of preposition in and such as.

Hope this helps!

How can you think "such" is present in the sentence when in correct option it is not present?

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Bunuel wrote:
While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

(A) cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in
(B) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
(C) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
(D) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
(E) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

Option B: While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.
Option C: While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

But writing B as
'While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in nonsalary compensation such as allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.'

looks better than
writing C as
'While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in nonsalary compensation such as those in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.'

'allowances for overseas assignments' and 'club memberships' are examples of 'nonsalary compensation'.

Is it making sense.!!??

It makes sense for me completely.
Plus, "those" in C cannot refer back to "compensation" because the pronoun is for plural. Given that the "those" refers back to cuts, the clause means that cuts in allowance and club membership are compensation. It is non-sense.
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EducationAisle is we see "as in" in (A) is this always incorrect? Or is there any Official choice that uses "as in" correctly?
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EducationAisle is we see "as in" in (A) is this always incorrect? Or is there any Official choice that uses "as in" correctly?

Don't think we can generalize.

If your question is whether as can never be followed by a preposition, that would not be correct.

For example:

While the cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as for other types of power plants, the fixed costs that stem from building nuclear plants make the electricity they generate more expensive.
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EducationAisle wrote:
Hoozan wrote:
EducationAisle is we see "as in" in (A) is this always incorrect? Or is there any Official choice that uses "as in" correctly?

Don't think we can generalize.

If your question is whether as can never be followed by a preposition, that would not be correct.

For example:

While the cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as for other types of power plants, the fixed costs that stem from building nuclear plants make the electricity they generate more expensive.

Thank you. On that note I found a question that correctly uses "as in" for comparison https://gmatclub.com/forum/in-hungary-a ... ml#p451409
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Bunuel wrote:
While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

(A) cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in
(B) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
(C) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
(D) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
(E) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

The sentence gives example so "such as'' is the correct option to use. Like is used for comparison of two nouns. The correct answer is B.
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Bunuel wrote:
While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

(A) cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in
(B) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
(C) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
(D) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
(E) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

(A) cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in
Allowances are a form of compensation, thus it's illogical to say that cuts where made IN the compensations

(B) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
Such + compensations + as correctly exemplifies the type of non salary compensations + such is always followed by AS when it comes to cite examples of something (even nouns, this is a tricky construction because AS is usually used to compare verbs)

(C) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
Wrong because those it means that the cut made in nonsalary compensation is the equal and similar to the cuts made in allowances. This is a meaning error, because the meaning here is that cut are made in non salary compensations such as allowances and etc..

(D) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
Wrong, cut are not made in areas and what follows are forms of nonsalary compensation
(E) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like
Wrong, cut are not made in areas and what follows are forms of nonsalary compensation
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I narrowed in down to B and C.
IN C
cuts were made in such non salary compensation as those(cuts) in
why isnt this right?
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I narrowed in down to B and C.
IN C
cuts were made in such non salary compensation as those(cuts) in
why isnt this right?

Logic! In (B), the "such as" introduces two examples of non-salary compensation: 1) allowances for overseas assignments and 2) club memberships. Makes sense.

Now look at the relevant portion of (C), with "cuts" substituted in place of "those."

Quote:
Cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as [the cuts] in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

Now it sounds like "the cuts" are a form of non-salary compensation! That's totally illogical. A cut is the exact opposite of compensation! Because (C) doesn't make sense, we can kill it.

I hope that helps!
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