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# At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message TAGS: Intern Joined: 19 Dec 2009 Posts: 33 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 9 At the beginning of the year, the city allocated$150 [#permalink]  04 Jan 2011, 11:34
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At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions. (A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations (B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations (C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating (D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve (E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating [Reveal] Spoiler: OA Intern Joined: 31 Aug 2009 Posts: 27 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 45 Re: verb tense [#permalink] 09 Jan 2011, 03:49 At the beginning of the year, the city allocated$150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.

(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating

Hi,
D is out in the first glance,because it changes the meaning of sentence.Increase,Increased,Increasing,Increases. Cover the increase in wages is much clear and correct grammatically.
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Re: verb tense [#permalink]  02 Jul 2011, 11:08
I have some apprehension about the OA. It sounds as if the 150 million is only suppose to cover the increase in wages not the total wages. However, B indicates that 150 million is for covering the increased wages. Are there any other issues with B?
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Re: verb tense [#permalink]  02 Jul 2011, 20:48
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The crux of the matter is that the $150 covers only the incremental portion of the total wages. So any reference to total wages per se as in B, C is out. Terming the 'increase' in plural as 'increases' as done in D and E, distorts the meaning that there are several increases. D also means that the negotiations are already over and only the approval is pending whereas the text means that the increase itself is going to occur as a result of some negotiations in the future. In addition, E is in passive voice. A seems to be the best though a little wordy _________________ “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb. 9884544509 Retired Moderator Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying Joined: 19 Feb 2007 Posts: 3349 Location: India WE: Education (Education) Followers: 417 Kudos [?]: 3537 [0], given: 318 Re: verb tense [#permalink] 02 Jul 2011, 20:48 Expert's post The crux of the matter is that the$150 covers only the incremental portion of the total wages. So any reference to total wages per se as in B, C is out. Terming the 'increase' in plural as 'increases' as done in D and E, distorts the meaning that there are several increases. D also means that the negotiations are already over and only the approval is pending whereas the text means that the increase itself is going to occur as a result of some negotiations in the future. In addition, E is in passive voice. A seems to be the best though a little wordy
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Re: At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150 [#permalink] 22 Aug 2012, 02:03 D is straight out; "to approve with the municipal labor unions" does not make any sense. C is out; increasing wages can not be approved, only increase in wages can be. D is out; similar with C. increases can not be approved. between B&A; B is clearly wrong. first increased wages, second "approve from". A is best. Senior Manager Joined: 22 Nov 2010 Posts: 288 Location: India GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V33 WE: Consulting (Telecommunications) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 84 [0], given: 75 Re: At the beginning of the year, the city allocated$150 [#permalink]  22 Jun 2013, 09:05
At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions. (A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations (B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations (C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating (D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve. Increase is not been negotiated (E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating. "The increases in wages"is nonsensical Note: Original meaning: expected to cover the Increase in wages "not increased wages" . for e.g. Wage = 500$ Increase = 100$. So, as per original sentence allocation will cover$100 not $600. Thus, B , C are out _________________ YOU CAN, IF YOU THINK YOU CAN Re: At the beginning of the year, the city allocated$150   [#permalink] 22 Jun 2013, 09:05
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