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Re: Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the citys [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 06:01
eyunni wrote:
290. 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

Please explain your answers. Also, is 'allocated for' not idiomatic?


A: Proposed.... to... and to.... ..CORRECT
B: reduction from previous year.... reduction should be wrt money...WRONG
C: reduce the amount from previous year or reduce the amount by some percent to make to an amount...WRONG
D: has proposed.... it was allocating... maintaining... no PARALLELISM .. WRONG
E: was proposing...this is supposed to be the statement...nothing in past.. WRONG
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Re: Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the citys [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 11:58
charlemagne wrote:
i choose A

it just sounds right


cant the mods/gods evaluate and insert an official answer in cases its not provided.?
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Re: Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the citys [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 12:01
Good Explainations! Thought it couldn't be A for a while.
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Re: Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the citys [#permalink] New post 22 May 2013, 23:28
upasanadatta wrote:
I agree with answer choice A(love gurpreetsingh's explanation)......but csn someone tell me why .....'nearly 17% reduction' is not wtrong....'nearly' is an adver that should modify a verb....which verb is it modifying here????


Hi Upasana,

An adverb modifies not only a verb but also adjectives and other adverbs.
here it modifies the adjective 17 percent
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