[Grammar] "The porters can't live on the salary that are paid to them."

nininaz

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If the following is our original sentences, will the bold sentences both correct?
The porters are paid the salary. They can't live on it.


"The porters can't live on the salary that are paid to them."

"The porters can't live on the salary that they are paid ."

 

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"Salary" is singular. Salary that is paid to them.
 

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"Salary" is singular. Salary that is paid to them.
Oof.I made a mistake.
Now both of them are correct?
"The porters can't live on the salary that is paid to them."

"The porters can't live on the salary that they are paid ."

 

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Oof. [Space] I made a mistake.
[STRIKE]Now[/STRIKE] Are both of them [STRIKE]are[/STRIKE] correct now?
"The porters can't live on the salary that is paid to them."

"The porters can't live on the salary that they are paid ."


Both blue sentences are correct. The phrase "that is" is optional in the first, and "that" is optional in the second.
 

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"The porters can't live on their salary" is sufficient. Or "measly salary," if you want to emphasize that.

Of course the salary is paid to them. That's what a salary is.
 

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You could also say that the porters can't live on what they earn.
 

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How about "The porters are paid the salary (that) they can't live on"?

Is it unnatural?
 

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How about "The porters are paid the salary (that) they can't live on"?

Is it unnatural?

Many salaries too low for porters to live on are possible, so you need an indefinite article.
 

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Many salaries too low for porters to live on
Can't we write?
Many salaries are too low for porters to live on.
Your example doesn't make sense to me.
 

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Many salaries too low for porters to live on are possible, so you need an indefinite article.

Can't we write?
Many salaries are too low for porters to live on.
Your example doesn't make sense to me.

Your sentence is correct. My suggestion was, too. I've highlighted the verb in the sentence I proposed. You can simplify my sentence for clarity: Many salaries are possible, so you need an indefinite article.
 
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