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Salary vs. wage #1 (permalink) Thu Sep 21, 2006 16:06 pm   Salary vs. wage
 

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #22 "Gerunds and Idioms", question 4

It's a good job and she's paid regularly on a certain day at the end of each month. I think it's a very good wage for someone her age.

(a) she's paid
(b) certain
(c) wage

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #22 "Gerunds and Idioms", answer 4

It's a good job and she's paid regularly on a certain day at the end of each month. I think it's a very good salary for someone her age.

Correct entry: salary
The error was: (c) wage

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It's a good job and she's paid regularly on a definite day at the end of each month. I think it's a very good wage for someone her age.
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Hi,

Why salary, but not wage? In my dict. they are described as synonyms

Thanks !!
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Wage vs. salary #2 (permalink) Thu Sep 21, 2006 22:24 pm   Wage vs. salary
 

Both terms mean a fixed payment made to an employee. The difference is that a salary is given monthly and a wage (or wages) is a weekly payment.

Also see the following related link:
Difference between wage and remuneration
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic5504.html
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Salary vs. wage #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:18 am   Salary vs. wage
 

how about 'pay'? thanks conchita
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