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# A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now

A recent review of pay scales indicates **that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times** in 1980.
A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

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C is the right choice! Now execute the main part - Explain!
answered Jul 2, 2016 by Beginner (1 point)
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its C - reason - indicates THAT shud come so D,E out. 2nd reason and the most important one is that "42 times in 1980" is wrong. it should be 42 times *SOMETHING* some noun ...as in C - 42 times THEIR PAY. this is correct.
answered Jul 2, 2016 by Beginner (1 point)
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Can we also reject B on the basis of tense?? As in "A ratio that COMPARED to 42 times in 1980"?
answered Jul 2, 2016 by Beginner (21 points)
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