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Hey guys
the question here is frm 885SC,. The OA is E but it seems 2 me that the ans. should be C. Ans. E violates the rule of modifier.

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.
(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits
(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits
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15 Aug 2011, 12:41
modon wrote:
Hey guys
the question here is frm 885SC,. The OA is E but it seems 2 me that the ans. should be C. Ans. E violates the rule of modifier.

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.
(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits
(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits

(A) "Added to the increase" is not an elegant expression.
(B) Same as A.
(C) "were" is passive, which should be avoided whenever possible.
(D) "were" is passive, and "that" does not modify "increase in hourly wages"
(E) "In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July" is elegant and succinct.

So E is the winner.
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15 Aug 2011, 14:12
modon wrote:
Hey guys
the question here is frm 885SC,. The OA is E but it seems 2 me that the ans. should be C. Ans. E violates the rule of modifier.

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.
(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits
(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits

A suggests as if railroad employees are added to the increase. WRONG
B suggests as if railroad employees are added to the increase. Use of which is not correct.WRONG
C uses WERE however it should modify INCREASE and not wages. WRONG
D uses WERE however it should modify INCREASE and not wages.WRONG
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16 Aug 2011, 23:54
+1 for E.

Agree with the explanations provided.

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