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Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the city’s mayor proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the city’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 city’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 city’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 city’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 city’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 city’s major cultural institutions and for the subsidization

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Elminated E, D, C, for lack of parallelism...B sounds totally wrong...A is what I came up with..by POE..

however, I am having trouble with the prepositional prhase in the amount allocated...

city's mayor proposed ....reduction....in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain x and to subsidize y.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2006, 14:11
looks like A. Its the only one with the right parallelism.
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Re: SC help [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2006, 17:51
Avis wrote:
Elminated E, D, C, for lack of parallelism...B sounds totally wrong...A is what I came up with..by POE..

A is logical and correct:

mayor proposed a reduction of x to maintain y and to subsidized z.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2006, 14:02
willget800 wrote:
whats wrong with C?


C is not parallel..

that was allocated for the maintenance ..... and to subsidize ....

Also in C phrase "from the previous year that was allocated", "that" doesn't refer back to correct noun.

Hope this will help.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2006, 21:37
Upon closer inspection, the original sentence is fine (A).

C is the trap answer here.
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