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Please look at the following question.

"____ the employer pays for meal breaks, employees must be free from work during the 30-minute meal break.
A.Whereas B.as much as C.even if D. assuming that

The correct answer is C.even if. I feel this sentence is not natural.
I think it should mean like this.
"Since the owner pays for meal breaks, employees much be free from work during the 30-minute meal break"

If the correct answer is "even if", do employees have to work even during the time of meal break?

I think the meaning of "being free from work" is not working. Am I wrong?
I think the correct conjunction in the sentence should be "As".

Thank you for your teachings in advance.
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The fact that the employer pays for meal breaks might make him feel that his employees should do some work while eating.

'Even if' indicates that this is not correct.

Clive
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Even though there were mistypings,you could catch what I want to know. Thank you so much for your answer,Mr.Clive.Emotion: embarrassed Thanks to you,I could understand what the sentence means.