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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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13 Jul 2004, 13:16
E with me...

between the original and the option E ... E is more rightly done with respect to the flow ofthe sentence...

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13 Jul 2004, 13:20
DE have "in addition to" which makes them partly right.

But D has "increase ...that were".........a subj-verb disagreement and so is wrong.

Hence E is the best answer.

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13 Jul 2004, 14:30
Agree..It is E

(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.

......added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested ....

increase...that were ..

Do you see it now?
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13 Jul 2004, 19:20
afife76 wrote:
Agree..It is E

(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.

......added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested ....

increase...that were ..

Do you see it now?

Ouch! That is painful.
13 Jul 2004, 19:20
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