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    a bonus no less that those allocated to the other employees

    Hello,

    These are the lines from a student's assignment:

    'Carlos Menendez will receive 1000 $. I do not want him feeling discriminated as a Hispanic and due to this fact it would a good idea to pay him the same bonus that another employee will be awarded.'

    Trying to tighten them up a little, I would suggest the following:

    'Carlos Menendez will receive a $1,000 bonus. I do not want him to feel discriminated against as a Hispanic, so he will be rewarded with a bonus no less than those allocated to the other employees.'

    I am not sure about the 'no less than those allocated to the other employees' part. Does it sound OK?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: a bonus no less that those allocated to the other employees

    It sounds OK to me. You could say "than that allocated to the other employees" where "that" refers to "a bonus" (singular). If every player got a $1000 bonus, then "that" fits OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a bonus no less that those allocated to the other employees

    The reason why I used the word 'those' is that there are $10,000 allocated for bonuses, but their sizes are different as they are performance-related.

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    Re: a bonus no less that those allocated to the other employees

    If the bonuses are of different amounts then "those" is fine.
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    Re: a bonus no less that those allocated to the other employees

    Vectra, it appears that Carlos's bonus was less than some other employees received.

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    Re: a bonus no less that those allocated to the other employees

    That just occurred to me too. Were the bonuses worked out as a percentage of their salary perhaps so that, even though his $1000 bonus was a lower amount than the others, his percentage was the same? Mind you, that would mean that his salary is lower than the others so it seems he might be justified in feeling discriminated against.
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    Re: a bonus no less that those allocated to the other employees

    I am not a teacher.

    Why should he? The original sentence by the student talks about '…the same bonus that another employee will be awarded.'

    That makes it quite possible for hime to receive a smaller bonus than someone else, but just not the single smallest bonus of all.

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