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# Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July,

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17 Aug 2006, 16:08
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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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17 Aug 2006, 17:38
E for me too..

"In addition to" is the correct phrase to be used.

A, B and C are out for the same reason stated above.

D is out on account of the usage of "were" - "the increase were requested" is incorrect

E is correct as it gets rid of the were and gets everything else right!

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17 Aug 2006, 18:03
Narrow Choices : D /E

D has "were" which is incorrect.

(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.

Although "the employees of the railroad" bothers me...

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17 Aug 2006, 21:21
haas_mba07 wrote:
Narrow Choices : D /E

D has "were" which is incorrect.

(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.

Although "the employees of the railroad" bothers me...

Used identical logic. Probably would have chosen (D) on test day even though I know it is wrong. Either way, this one is going to the error log.

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17 Aug 2006, 21:24
E

A,B C are changing the meaning of sentence.

D is using "were"

Only E survives.
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17 Aug 2006, 21:26
Good One. Picking E.

In D, "were" should have been "was"

In addition to the increase in hourly wages that was requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
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18 Aug 2006, 00:12
C and D are out because of SVA: increase WAS requested... not the wages

A and B seem to say the employees were added to the increase... wrong modifier or comparison?

E survives

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18 Aug 2006, 00:12
Clear winner E.

Maintains the S-V agreement. Increase is singular, hence was.

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18 Aug 2006, 00:33
Agree with the rest... E seems like the best choice

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18 Aug 2006, 08:51
Caught between D and E.

D has SV agreement error.

So E is the winner

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06 Jun 2008, 08:45
Futuristic wrote:
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.

Between D & E

D CHANGES THE MEANING -- increase in " hourly wages that were requested last july"
----> means -- Increase in only " hourly wages that were requested last july" not june,... future months ... only last july..

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06 Jun 2008, 17:35
why is C wrong??

because it creates subject-verb error...?

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06 Jun 2008, 20:38
fresinha12 wrote:
why is C wrong??

because it creates subject-verb error...?

It changes the meaning of orginal sentence.

"retirement benefits" added to "the increase in hourly wages was requested in last july" ----> Is this sounds logical????
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14 Aug 2008, 12:18
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why is C wrong??

because it creates subject-verb error...?

Very good question fresinha12. Even I had the same question. The answer is simple. In GMAT, "employees of Railroad" is much more preferred than "Railroad employees".
I did not understand the SV issue
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14 Aug 2008, 13:45
Futuristic wrote:
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.

E. for DIRECT & ACTIVE.

D/C are in passive.
A/B are awakward and wordy.
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