Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 23 May 2017, 16:50

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

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

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 22 Oct 2003
Posts: 100
Location: Tokyo
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Aug 2004, 19:50
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

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.

OA will be followed. Thank you!
Senior Manager
Affiliations: CFA Level 2
Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 265
Location: Hanoi
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 115 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Aug 2004, 19:55
45s & C.

A & B are out cos "Added to ....., the employees.." --->inproper
D & E may be considered if there is V.ing after "in addition to"
_________________

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'r gonna get"

Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Jul 2004
Posts: 273
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Aug 2004, 20:19
E sounds the best to me. I wish i could back it up with some reasoning.
Senior Manager
Affiliations: CFA Level 2
Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 265
Location: Hanoi
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 115 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Aug 2004, 20:22
I should real the question more carefully. Yeah, E is the ans
_________________

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'r gonna get"

Manager
Joined: 22 Oct 2003
Posts: 100
Location: Tokyo
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Aug 2004, 21:51
OA is E.

I was torn between D and E, and then chose D.
I think there are 2 different points between D and E.

E) requested last July > D) that were requested last July

Each of D and E has superior point and both of the superior points are included in original. How can I pick E) for this case?
Intern
Joined: 11 Aug 2004
Posts: 10
Location: Prague (I am American)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Aug 2004, 02:50
I picked up on D & E simply because of the 'In addition to.' When talking about a current request that has relevance to a past request this seems to be the normal phrasing.

Then the only question for me was D or E. 'That were requested' ruled out D for me since it is passive. E just has 'requested' which I don't think is passive (you could insert 'the employees' in front of it and it would work just fine) so it seemed to be the most direct way of writing the sentence.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5045
Location: Singapore
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 376 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Aug 2004, 05:05
E for me. D would be appropriate only if they were seeking for more money, on top of what they had requested last July.
Intern
Joined: 16 Jul 2004
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Aug 2004, 20:01
Hi can someone please point me to the link or attachment SC 885 Question bank? and its answers? Thanks and appreciated.
SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1805
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Aug 2004, 05:46
Intern
Joined: 03 Aug 2004
Posts: 45
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Sep 2004, 18:58

Added to the increase is inappropriate so A, B, C are incorrect

the INCREASE in hourly wages -- singular so D is incorrect as it has WERE Requested
Also voice is active and by using THAT it is made passive

Any opinions on my analysis ?
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Posts: 337
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Sep 2004, 20:31
I had picked up D. But Iam convinced now.
Thanks for the explanation.
_________________

510 on my first GMAT. 610 on second GMAT.!
The struggle continues.

21 Sep 2004, 20:31
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Added to the increase in the hourly wages requested last 8 28 Nov 2009, 11:39
1 Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, 8 09 Sep 2009, 00:09
Last one for the night In the 1980's the rate of increase 4 18 Dec 2007, 00:11
Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, 4 17 Dec 2007, 15:40
Discrimination in wages paid in occupations that are 17 08 Jun 2007, 23:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by