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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:59:56 AM
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Benchmark salaries was introduced in 1994 to formally peg ministerial salaries to the market. Right now, the annual salary of an entry-level minister in political office is pegged to two-thirds of the 24th highest earner among a group comprising the top eight earners from six professions. The professions are bankers, accountants, engineers, lawyers, chief executive officers (CEOs) of Singapore manufacturers and CEOs of multinational corporations.

Shouldn't it be "were" instead?

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towan52
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:36:59 AM

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Yes it should, salaries is a plural term.

"Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears. ~ Rudyard Kipling "
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:58:18 AM

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Yes - I agree.

An exception could be this.
If "Benchmark Salaries" is the name of one program or one bill/law which was introduced at that time, one could write it like this:

"Benchmark Salaries" was introduced in 1994 to formally peg ministerial salaries to the market.

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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:12:12 AM
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Thanks to both of you.
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