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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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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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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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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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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 GMAT Club Legend Joined: 01 Oct 2013 Posts: 10534 Followers: 919 Kudos [?]: 203 [0], given: 0 Re: In the last election, the voters authorized funding for [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Nov 2014, 21:44 Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. Manager Joined: 17 Apr 2013 Posts: 66 Location: United States Concentration: Other, Finance Schools: SDSU '16 GMAT 1: 660 Q47 V34 GPA: 2.76 WE: Analyst (Real Estate) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 298 Re: In the last election, the voters authorized funding for [#permalink] ### Show Tags 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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We have public projects as diverse as XYZ. XYZ should be a noun.

"the construction of" and "the $5.5 million renovation of" are action nouns so they are parallel and thus usage is correct. clipea12 wrote: 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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" funding for public projects as diverse as"

can anyone please explain how to decide what is going to be referred - funding or public projects-how to decide that?

I chose option E that referred to funding amount variation

Answer is C... Is it because it has active voice construction rather than passive construction in E

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