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151. 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 Plz explain your answer Director Joined: 25 Jan 2004 Posts: 728 Location: Milwaukee Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0 Re: SC Megabank 151 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Nov 2004, 11:03 saurya_s wrote: 151. 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

saurya_s wrote:
151. 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 Plz explain your answer A will go with A on this one too. What author trying to say here is event #1, negotiation with labor union event #2, agree to increase in wages Event #3, Allowcate funds to increase wages event #4, approve the increase in wages _________________ Praveen SVP Joined: 16 Oct 2003 Posts: 1810 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 115 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Nov 2004, 11:24 A. The last part of the underlined sentence should have negotiations and not negotiating. Manager Joined: 18 Sep 2004 Posts: 154 Location: Dallas, TX Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Nov 2004, 23:51 Another vote for A, although choice B and C both sounded okay to me at first reading. Intern Joined: 02 Aug 2004 Posts: 25 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Nov 2004, 11:07 Does not soud like the pronoun "it" in A, B and D clearly refers to the group effecting the approval. E is awkward Thats the only reason i'll go with C Director Joined: 08 Jul 2004 Posts: 598 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 194 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2005, 06:51 can somebody explain how to decide among A,B and C? S _________________ Regards, S Director Joined: 27 Dec 2004 Posts: 905 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2005, 07:08 I pick A on this....restrictive vs. non restrictive is being tested. I think Manager Joined: 05 May 2005 Posts: 92 Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2005, 12:33 i think we should get rid of "it" somehow. the answer shoudl be C Manager Joined: 21 Jun 2004 Posts: 238 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2005, 20:21 Quote: saurya_s Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:27 am Post subject: SC Megabank 151 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 151. 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

I would ideally go for A here.

"it" is not dangling out here - and refers unambiguously to the city.
B - wages are expected to increase, and they have not already been increased. Negate
C - increasing gives a continous feeling, something to suggest that the wages are increasing at the moment. Negate
D - "increases in wages" should rather be "increase in wages" - NEGATE
E - wordy - NEGATE[/quote]
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25 Jun 2005, 16:00
It is not "from negotiations" but "as a result of negotiations"

So rule out B and E

C is wrong - too many "ing"s

D - "negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve with the municipal labor unions" doesn't sound right. Negotiation is being done with the unions, not approvals.

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