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Sentence Correction 39

    Despite the company's poor performance, its chief executive has continued to receive a generous pay, which far exceeds his counterparts.

    1. it's chief executive has continued receiving a generous pay, which far exceeds his counterparts.
    2. its chief executive has continued to receive a generous pay, which far exceeds his counterparts'.
    3. it's chief executive has continued to receive a generous pay, which far exceeds his counterparts.
    4. No correction required

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (B)

Detailed Solution

The given sentence makes an error in comparison. The intention is to draw a comparison between the chief executive’s pay and his counterparts’ pay — not between chief executive’s pay and his counterparts. This error is rectified by either making "counterparts” possessive by adding an apostrophe to it, or by saying that his pay exceeds that of many of his counterparts.

Option B corrects this error, and is the right choice.

Note that the use of the possessive pronoun "its" in the given sentence is correct.

Correct Answer: B



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