A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.


(A) more so than those who retired


(B) which was more than if they had retired


(C) more than when retiring


(D) more than if they were to retire


(E) which was more so than those retiring


A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.


(A) more so than those who retired Correct answer - no apparent errors and parallelism is maintained.


(B) which was more than if they had retired "women" are being compared to a situation ("if they had retired"). The clause after "which" refers to the same set of women who are referred to earlier in the sentence. Eliminate.


(C) more than when retiring "women" are being compared to a time period ("when retiring"). Eliminate.


(D) more than if they were to retire Same errors as in (B). Eliminate.


(E) which was more so than those retiring "which" referring to "marital satisfaction" is being compared to "those" ie; women. Eliminate.