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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Working overtime ##### This topic has 7 member replies ## Working overtime According to the employers, the new union contract forbade working overtime past regular hours, and those who did not comply to this were severely censured. A. working overtime past regular hours, and those who did not comply to this B. working overtime, and those who did so C. working after hours, and those not compliant D. overtime, and those who did not comply to this E. noncompliance with the antiovertime clause Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 27 Jul 2007 Posted: 100 messages Upvotes: 6 Target GMAT Score: 720+ My choice would be between (b) and (d). D is clearer in it's meaning. What's the OA and the source of this question? Thanks, G Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 12 Feb 2007 Posted: 438 messages Upvotes: 26 My pick B A. working overtime past regular hours, and those who did not comply to this past regular hours is redundant IMO B. working overtime, and those who did so did so is concise and clear, on GMAT do so is a good way of expressing action. do it is wrong. C. working after hours, and those not compliant after hours does not convey the same meaning as over time D. overtime, and those who did not comply to this this referring to ?? E. noncompliance with the antiovertime clause sounds altogether different Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 07 Apr 2008 Posted: 189 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 5 GMAT Score: 750 OA is B but isn't it wrong in the sense as 'who did so' in the sentence implies that the employee who forbade was severely punished Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 12 Feb 2007 Posted: 438 messages Upvotes: 26 which other option is conveying the meaning that there will be less punishment Also, who did not comply apparently did work over time. correct.? In other words who did so. Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 07 Apr 2008 Posted: 189 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 5 GMAT Score: 750 Point taken.Thanx! Legendary Member Joined 20 Dec 2008 Posted: 540 messages Followed by: 6 members Upvotes: 37 Can anyone explain, why B not D? _________________ This time no looking back!!! Navami Legendary Member Joined 26 Jul 2011 Posted: 2789 messages Followed by: 43 members Upvotes: 206 Target GMAT Score: 700+ GMAT Score: 640 sulabh wrote: According to the employers, the new union contract forbade working overtime past regular hours, and those who did not comply to this were severely censured. A. working overtime past regular hours, and those who did not comply to this - redundant B. working overtime, and those who did so C. working after hours, and those not compliant - wordy D. overtime, and those who did not comply to this - overtime of what??!! E. noncompliance with the antiovertime clause imo:b • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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