A recently published report indicates that the salaries of teachers continue to lag far behind other college-educated professionals, because they make an average of nearly $8,000 a year less at the start of their careers and almost $24,000 less a year by the time they reach the age of 50.


(A) other college-educated professionals, because they make an average of nearly $8,000 a year less at the start of their careers and almost $24,000 less "salaries" are being incorrectly compared to "professionals". Eliminate.


(B) other college-educated professionals, by an average of nearly $8,000 a year at the start of their careers, to almost $24,000 "salaries" are being incorrectly compared to "professionals". Eliminate.


(C) what other college-educated professionals are paid—making an average of nearly $8,000 a year less at the start of their careers and almost $24,000 less Modifier "making" modifies the subject of the preceding clause ie; "salaries". This is illogical since "salaries" cannot be "making...$8,000 a year less...". Eliminate.


(D) those of other college-educated professionals—by an average of nearly $8,000 a year at the start of their careers to almost $24,000 less Usage of "to" implies a range of deficits, which is not suggested by the original sentence. Unnecessary meaning change - eliminate.


(E) those of other college-educated professionals—by an average of nearly $8,000 a year at the start of their careers, and by almost $24,000 Correct answer - above errors are rectified and no new errors are introduced.