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Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the citys [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Jan 2006, 06:07 00:00 Difficulty: (N/A) Question Stats: 0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 2 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics Faced with an estimated$2 billion budget gap, the cityâ€™s mayor proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local arts groups.

(A) proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and to subsidize
(B) proposed a reduction from the previous year of nearly 17 percent in the amount it was allocating to maintain the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and for subsidizing
(C) proposed to reduce, by nearly 17 percent, the amount from the previous year that was allocated for the maintenance of the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and to subsidize
(D) has proposed a reduction from the previous year of nearly 17 percent of the amount it was allocating for maintaining the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions, and to subsidize
(E) was proposing that the amount they were allocating be reduced by nearly 17 percent from the previous year for maintaining the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and for the subsidization

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07 Jan 2006, 06:51
I would go with C..most paraller...has proposed to reduce...and to subsidize
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07 Jan 2006, 08:33
Somewhat close call between C and A. I will go with A here.

I think,"to subsidize", in the second part refers to the "amount" rather than the "proposal" itself.

He proposed a reduction in amount (that was) allocated to maintain X and to subsidize Y.

B) rediction from previous year of 17% - awkward; allocating - INCORRECT -ing
C) not sure but - is definitely wordy and changes the meaning if my above explanation is correct
D) Again allocatig, maintaining - a bungch of ERRORs.
E) Wrong tense + to be form usage (?)
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07 Jan 2006, 08:40
Its definitely between A and C.

I choose C because A is IIism issues...with "reduction...and to subsidise"
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Re: SC: $2 billion budget gap [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Jan 2006, 08:45 vivek123 wrote: Faced with an estimated$2 billion budget gap, the cityâ€™s mayor proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local arts groups.

(A) proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and to subsidize
(B) proposed a reduction from the previous year of nearly 17 percent in the amount it was allocating to maintain the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and for subsidizing
(C) proposed to reduce, by nearly 17 percent, the amount from the previous year that was allocated for the maintenance of the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and to subsidize
(D) has proposed a reduction from the previous year of nearly 17 percent of the amount it was allocating for maintaining the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions, and to subsidize
(E) was proposing that the amount they were allocating be reduced by nearly 17 percent from the previous year for maintaining the cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and for the subsidization

OA will follow!

It is A

reduction in the amount allocated to maintain... and to subsidize...

C is out because the sentence parts in which it is stated what the amounts were allocated to aren't parallel.
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07 Jan 2006, 14:01
Would go with A.Its the most parallel..

to maintain..... to subsidise.
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08 Jan 2006, 02:09
Going with A for ||ism(to maintain...... to subsidize...") , even though "...amount allocated the previous year..." bothers me.
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09 Jan 2006, 21:45
Option C looks best to me. Option A is gramatically correct but the message is not clear. Is there a 17% cut in both?
Option c makes it clear that there is a 17% reduction in both the goverment initiatives.

Hence Option C.

Whats the OA?
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09 Jan 2006, 21:54
C. Parallel and ties the reduction of 17% clearly to the funds that were allocated for maintenance and subsidies.

Vivek, OA please ?
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10 Jan 2006, 02:31
I am not convinced by 'allocated the previous' used in A.
However I will opt A.

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10 Jan 2006, 02:42
A distorts the original meaning of the sentence.

(C) for the infinitive active voice and parallelism.
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10 Jan 2006, 05:41
Well, the OA is 'A'

Allabout, sorry to torture you I wrongly saw that the OA is 'B'.
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10 Jan 2006, 05:42
GMATT73 wrote:
A distorts the original meaning of the sentence.

(C) for the infinitive active voice and parallelism.

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I think, 'C' is wrong because of the restrictive clause 'that'! It refers to "previous year"...
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10 Jan 2006, 05:43
I'd pick C if it wasn't for the lack of ||ism. I'm going with A.
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10 Jan 2006, 19:37
vivek123 wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
A distorts the original meaning of the sentence.

(C) for the infinitive active voice and parallelism.

MATT,

I think, 'C' is wrong because of the restrictive clause 'that'! It refers to "previous year"...

My take is C changes the meaning subtly.

A states : the reduction was in prev. year's amount for ( maint. of inst + subsidise local arts )

C states : reduction was in amount ( from prev year maintenance institutions) and to subsidize.

ie the subsidization amount is not qualified for previous year.

let me know what u folks think
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13 Jan 2006, 20:43
Thanks for the explanation Vivek and HKGMAT A is also much more concise. Stupid errors like this end up costing me big points in verbal.
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