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In the last election, the voters authorized funding for [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2012, 22:42
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In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and a $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

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b) constructing a water reservoir system for $1.4 billion and a $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

c) the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and the $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

d) the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and renovating the state capitol for $5.5 million.

e) $1.4 billion for constructing a water reservoir system and $5.5 million for renovating the state capitol.





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Re: PT #16 SC 8 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2012, 23:33
E - public projects as diverse as what ? - we need nouns here. This gives importance to money involved rather than the projects themselves.

C is right as it properly uses noun phrases giving importance to the projects and parallel whereas in E public projects as diverse as $1.4 million and $5.5 million brings out wrong meaning.
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Re: PT #16 SC 8 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2012, 00:38
In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and a $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

e) $1.4 billion for constructing a water reservoir system and $5.5 million for renovating the state capitol.

The underlined part must describe the diversity of public projects NOT the diversity of funding.
Hence E is incorrect.

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Re: PT #16 SC 8 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2012, 23:46
If we look at the parallelism, I think E is correct. Other doesn't follow the rule.

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Re: PT #16 SC 8 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2012, 03:40
C it is

$ value of project is not same as project itself.......we have to name two projects in parallel form
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Re: In the last election, the voters authorized funding for [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2015, 20:51
Can you guys explain a little bit further :s I still have some problems with C
as diverse as the $5.5 million renovation ?
Am I missing something ?
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Re: In the last election, the voters authorized funding for   [#permalink] 21 Jan 2015, 20:51
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