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The mayor s five-year growth plan for Greenville is not

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20 May 2013, 11:50
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The mayor’s five-year growth plan for Greenville is not consistent with Assemblyman Johnson’s ominous prediction that there will be less jobs in the county next year, instead the governor announcing the large amount of new federally funded job opportunities throughout the region.
(A) not consistent with Assemblyman Johnson’s ominous prediction that there will be less jobs in the county next year, instead the governor announcing the large amount
(B) consistent not with Assemblyman Johnson’s ominous prediction of fewer jobs in the county next year, but with the governor’s announcement of the large number
(C) consistent with not Assemblyman Johnson’s ominous prediction that there will be fewer jobs in the county next year, but with the governor’s announcement of the large amount
(D) consistent not with Assemblyman Johnson’s ominous prediction that there will be less jobs in the county next year, but the governor announced the large number
(E) not consistent with Assemblyman Johnson’s ominous prediction that there will be less jobs in the county next year, instead of the governor’s announcement of the large number

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20 May 2013, 12:14
I saw only "fewer jobs" AND "large number" in answer choice B
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20 May 2013, 23:25
The only parallel structure and correct modifier is found in Option B, hence the answer

fewer jobs and large number is the only correct option
Also consistent not with ... but with makes the idiom usage correct.
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Re: The mayor’s five-year growth plan for Greenville is   [#permalink] 20 May 2013, 23:25
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