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Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.
(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits
(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2004, 18:55
45s & C.

A & B are out cos "Added to ....., the employees.." --->inproper
D & E may be considered if there is V.ing after "in addition to"
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2004, 19:19
E sounds the best to me. I wish i could back it up with some reasoning.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2004, 19:22
:x I should real the question more carefully. Yeah, E is the ans
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2004, 20:51
OA is E.

I was torn between D and E, and then chose D.
I think there are 2 different points between D and E.

E) requested last July > D) that were requested last July
D) the railroad employees > E) the employees of the railroad

Each of D and E has superior point and both of the superior points are included in original. How can I pick E) for this case?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2004, 01:50
I picked up on D & E simply because of the 'In addition to.' When talking about a current request that has relevance to a past request this seems to be the normal phrasing.

Then the only question for me was D or E. 'That were requested' ruled out D for me since it is passive. E just has 'requested' which I don't think is passive (you could insert 'the employees' in front of it and it would work just fine) so it seemed to be the most direct way of writing the sentence.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2004, 04:05
E for me. D would be appropriate only if they were seeking for more money, on top of what they had requested last July.
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885 - 1 [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2004, 17:58
How about this

Added to the increase is inappropriate so A, B, C are incorrect

the INCREASE in hourly wages -- singular so D is incorrect as it has WERE Requested
Also voice is active and by using THAT it is made passive

Any opinions on my analysis ?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2004, 19:31
I had picked up D. But Iam convinced now.
Thanks for the explanation.
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