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At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150 million to cover the increases in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions. (A) increases 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 why B and C error? thank you Director Joined: 13 Nov 2003 Posts: 964 Location: Florida Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 111 [0], given: 0 Re: A question about SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Jun 2004, 20:57 chunjuwu wrote: At the beginning of the year, the city allocated$150 million to cover the increases in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.

(A) increases 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
why B and C error?
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B) increased is wrong b/c wages are yet to be approved, and not already approved.
C) increasing is wrong b/c present continuous tense doesn't hold good. wages are not increasing, they are going to increase (and that will be one time).
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28 Jun 2004, 21:50
Excuse me, You mean that we couldn't say "increased wages" or "increasing wages"?

Then, what's the difference in A, B, and C.

Could you explain more ?

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