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

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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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09 Feb 2009, 20:54
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 and B have modifer issues

C - looks like run on sentence.
between D and E

D -- distorts the original meaning.

to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July -->
Looks like "hoursly wages are requested in July" not June or Auguest

E clearly means that increase ..requested in July ..
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09 Feb 2009, 22:20
E for me too. D and E were close.
D distorts the meaning of the sentence using that were requested.
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09 Feb 2009, 23:34
Tough choice b/w D and E. But D distorts meaning by the use of 'that were requested' implying wages were requested and not increase in wages
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10 Feb 2009, 08:50
I think D and E have a misplaced modifier.

"In addition to proposal X, he is...."doesn't seem correct. "In addition to proposal X, Y is being requested" seems OK.

I'll go with C. Since there is no comma there is no run on sentence

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10 Feb 2009, 08:54
I agree with Unplugged.

D & E have the same modifier issue as A & B.

In addition to X should not modify the employees

C is the one left out
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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.

A,B => modifier issues
Between C/D/E its an increase (in wages) that was requested, not the wages.
Pick E
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10 Feb 2009, 16:19
E for me as well.

A,B have a misplaced modifier while D is passive... C is just whack
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09 Sep 2009, 00:09
just to add: 'employees of the railroad' seems wrong and can 'that' refer to 'increase in hourly wages'?
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