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    #1

    into/between/along/beyond

    Hi! I have seen this sentence.
    Hourly employees are paid an overtime rate of time-and-a-half for all approved hours worked.........the standard 50-hour work week (Monday through Friday).

    A. into
    B. between
    C. along
    D. beyond
    My choice is D. Is it right?
    Besides, I am wondering whether the sentence is grammatically correct. I think it should be "
    Hourly employees (who are) paid an overtime rate of time-and-a-half for all approved hours worked (main verb).........the standard 50-hour work week (Monday through Friday)."
    Am I wrong, please?

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    #2

    Re: into/between/along/beyond

    D is the right choice and the sentence is grammatically correct.

    Your revision has no main verb ('worked' is an adjective).

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    #3

    Re: into/between/along/beyond

    Thank Rover. This is the first time I have heard that "worked" is used as an adjective. Could you please give some more examples with it?
    So should the full sentence be "Hourly employees are paid an overtime rate of time-and-a-half for all approved hours which were worked.........the standard 50-hour work week (Monday through Friday)."? Is it right, Rover?

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    #4

    Re: into/between/along/beyond

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: into/between/along/beyond

    What a literary title - you're obviously a fan of Donne!

    b

    PS This is a silly joke. Trust Rover.
    Last edited by BobK; 27-Feb-2014 at 17:44. Reason: Added PS

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    #6

    Re: into/between/along/beyond

    Below is my another version of it.
    - Hourly employees are paid an overtime rate of time-and-a-half for all approved hours which they (Hourly employees) worked...beyond......the standard 50-hour work week (Monday through Friday).
    Is it all right, please?

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    #7

    Re: into/between/along/beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Below is my another version of it.
    - Hourly employees are paid an overtime rate of time-and-a-half for all approved hours which they (Hourly employees) worked...beyond......the standard 50-hour work week (Monday through Friday).
    Is it all right, please?
    It's OK if you change "worked" to "work" or "are" to "were".

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    #8

    Re: into/between/along/beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's OK if you change "worked" to "work" or "are" to "were".
    Is it OK if "worked" is changed to "have worked", bhaisahab?

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    #9

    Re: into/between/along/beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Is it OK if "worked" is changed to "have worked", bhaisahab?
    Yes, that would be OK.

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