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    that/those

    The salaries of the lowest 20 per cent income group have remained stagnant for the last ten years while that of highest income group have sky-rocketed by more than 80 per cent.

    Should it be 'those' instead of 'that' as I think the subject is 'salaries'? Are there any other errors in the sentence if 'that' is wrong?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: that/those

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The salaries of the lowest 20 per cent income group have remained stagnant for the last ten years while that of highest income group have sky-rocketed by more than 80 per cent.

    Should it be 'those' instead of 'that' as I think the subject is 'salaries'? Are there any other errors in the sentence if 'that' is wrong?

    Thanks in advance.

    You're quite correct: "that" should be "those."

    The expression "The salaries of the lowest 20% income group" is also badly phrased, it seems to me. Maybe this would be better?

    "Salaries of those in the lowest 20% of the income groups remained stagnant ....

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