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added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases, the administrators of public health care facilities must contend with the possibility of a stike by employees

(A)added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases.

(B)added to budget cuts and increases in the cost of living.

(C)in addition to worry about cuts in the budget and as the cost of living increases.

(D)added to their worrying about budget cuts and cost of living increases.

(E)in addition to worrying about budget cuts and increases in the cost of living.

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07 Jan 2008, 23:46
added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases, the administrators of public health care facilities must contend with the possibility of a strike by employees

(A)added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases.
(B)added to budget cuts and increases in the cost of living.
(C)in addition to worry about cuts in the budget and as the cost of living increases.
(D)added to their worrying about budget cuts and cost of living increases.
(E)in addition to worrying about budget cuts and increases in the cost of living.
"the administrators of public health care " can not add worries. Add+ed is working as participle and modifying "the administrators of public health care".
But "the administrators of public health care" can worry themselves. Hence we have got C and E. Now E wins because of ||lism. After 'about' we have two nouns marked in blue. "the administrators of public health care" are "worrying about A and B"

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08 Jan 2008, 12:31
also "cost of living increases" is incorrect here..

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30 Sep 2011, 21:33
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added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases, the administrators of public health care facilities must contend with the possibility of a strike by employees

(A)added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases.
(B)added to budget cuts and increases in the cost of living.
(C)in addition to worry about cuts in the budget and as the cost of living increases.
(D)added to their worrying about budget cuts and cost of living increases.
(E)in addition to worrying about budget cuts and increases in the cost of living.
"the administrators of public health care " can not add worries. Add+ed is working as participle and modifying "the administrators of public health care".
But "the administrators of public health care" can worry themselves. Hence we have got C and E. Now E wins because of ||lism. After 'about' we have two nouns marked in blue. "the administrators of public health care" are "worrying about A and B"

Nice explanation above but - I think E doesn't follow proper parallelism... I'll prefer F.
(F)in addition to worrying about cuts in the budget and increases in the cost of living.

Any takers?

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16 Aug 2012, 06:06
in addition to is correctly used, worrying is parallel to increase.
(E) wins
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04 Sep 2012, 17:34
Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of
living increases
, the administrators of public
health care facilities must contend with the
possibility of a strike by employees.
(A) Added to worries about budget cuts and
cost of living increases
(B) Added to budget cuts and increases in the
cost of living
(C) In addition to worry about cuts in the
budget and as the cost of living increases
(D) Added to their worrying about budget cuts
and cost of living increases
(E) In addition to worrying about budget cuts
and increases in the cost of living

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04 Sep 2012, 19:53
Watch out for Opening modifier Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases which appear at the beginning of a sentence, separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.

After finding, ask this question - Does this modify the administrators correctly?

Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases, the administrators of public health care facilities must contend with the possibility of a strike by employees.

(A) Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases - cannot modify the administrators
(B) Added to budget cuts and increases in the cost of living - cannot modify the administrators
(C) In addition to worry about cuts in the budget and as the cost of living increases - worrying is better than worry. Also, worry about and as the cost are not parallel
(D) Added to their worrying about budget cuts and cost of living increases - their worrying and cost of living? seems not parallel
(E) In addition to worrying about budget cuts and increases in the cost of living - Opening modifier correctly describes the administrators - Correct

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05 Sep 2012, 00:44
"to worrying about " -Is this correct??
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whatever comes before the comma must modify "the administrators".

Neither (a) nor (b) could modify the administrators, so those two are out.

(C) should have "worrying" instead of "worry" and the second half isn't parallel - eliminate (c).

(D) is very awkwardly worded, so unless (e) has a grammatical error, we'll get rid of (d).

(E) is gramatically correct and stylistically superior to (d): choose (e).
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12 Apr 2013, 02:09
Hi,

Sorry, i don t get it. To me, c is the best because in e, it sounds like that the budget cuts belong to the cost of living.
Ipin addition, i would say that an article is missing before 'increases' in e.

C states clearly two reasons in addition to which administrators.... According to my understanding of the sentence.

Can somebody give more explanations please??

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12 Apr 2013, 02:53
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R26 wrote:
Hi,

Sorry, i don t get it. To me, c is the best because in e, it sounds like that the budget cuts belong to the cost of living.
Ipin addition, i would say that an article is missing before 'increases' in e.

C states clearly two reasons in addition to which administrators.... According to my understanding of the sentence.

Can somebody give more explanations please??

Thank you

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In Option C there are few issues….Now author is saying that administrators are worrying about 2 things so basically there are two "worries"….In option C it refers that "In addition to worry"….it is wrong to say in addition to worry…it should be worrying….Also "cut in the budget and as the cost of living increases" are not parallel. It would have been better if it was to say….cut in the budget and increases in cost of living…..So the correct answer is C.

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After all the explanation, the correct answer is C? is it a typo? R26, you have also endorsed it.
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12 Apr 2013, 08:47
IMHO the answer should be either C or E once the typos are corrected.

C is better when evaluating the infinitive to worry but the clause after and is not parallel in C
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23 Apr 2013, 23:30
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added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases, the administrators of public health care facilities must contend with the possibility of a stike by employees

(A)added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases.

(B)added to budget cuts and increases in the cost of living.

(C)in addition to worry about cuts in the budget and as the cost of living increases.

(D)added to their worrying about budget cuts and cost of living increases.

(E)in addition to worrying about budget cuts and increases in the cost of living.

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Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of
living increases
, the administrators of public
health care facilities must contend with the
possibility of a strike by employees.
(A) Added to worries about budget cuts and
cost of living increases
(B) Added to budget cuts and increases in the
cost of living
(C) In addition to worry about cuts in the
budget and as the cost of living increases
(D) Added to their worrying about budget cuts
and cost of living increases
(E) In addition to worrying about budget cuts
and increases in the cost of living

IMO E

correct usage is ....in addition to X and Y.....and X ,Y should be parrallel.....option C has error of parrallelism

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Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of
living increases
, the administrators of public
health care facilities must contend with the
possibility of a strike by employees.
(A) Added to worries about budget cuts and
cost of living increases
(B) Added to budget cuts and increases in the
cost of living
(C) In addition to worry about cuts in the
budget and as the cost of living increases
(D) Added to their worrying about budget cuts
and cost of living increases
(E) In addition to worrying about budget cuts
and increases in the cost of living

IMO the answer is clear cut E due to the parallelism ... the participle for of verbs contended and worrying.
Only E has the correct parallelism
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08 May 2013, 18:46
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After all the explanation, the correct answer is C? is it a typo? R26, you have also endorsed it.

Dear Daagh, dear all sorry for the delay.

I maintain what i have said in terms of meaning : in e, it sounds like the 'budget cuts' belongs to the cost of livings if 'increases' is indeed intended to be a noun. (I have not been abe to find an example with a plural form)

However, i agree with most of you for the parallelism: it should be 'worrying'.

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Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases, the administrators of public health care facilities must contend with the possibility of a strike by employees.

(A) Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of living increases Other than reasons already stated it makes no freaking sense, how can you add to worries if there is nothing before it
(B) Added to budget cuts and increases in the cost of living - Not parallel and also makes no freaking sense, what the heck is added to referring to budget cuts or cost of living or both
(C) In addition to worry about cuts in the budget and as the cost of living increases - There is no need for an infinitive here and not parallel
(D) Added to their worrying about budget cuts and cost of living increases - Who is their? And not parallel
(E) In addition to worrying about budget cuts and increases in the cost of living - In addition to x and y is correct.
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whatever comes before the comma must modify "the administrators".

Neither (a) nor (b) could modify the administrators, so those two are out.

(C) should have "worrying" instead of "worry" and the second half isn't parallel - eliminate (c).

(D) is very awkwardly worded, so unless (e) has a grammatical error, we'll get rid of (d).

(E) is gramatically correct and stylistically superior to (d): choose (e).

can somebody expalin why a and b are not modifying the administrators

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Added to worries about budget cuts and cost of
living increases
, the administrators of public
health care facilities must contend with the
possibility of a strike by employees.
(A) Added to worries about budget cuts and
cost of living increases
(B) Added to budget cuts and increases in the
cost of living
(C) In addition to worry about cuts in the
budget and as the cost of living increases
(D) Added to their worrying about budget cuts
and cost of living increases
(E) In addition to worrying about budget cuts
and increases in the cost of living

A and B are incorrect becuase the begining phrase incorrectly modifies administrators.

C is not parallel in the list cuts and as the cost.

D. Their is not necessary and is unclear

E. this is parallel, does not incorrectly modify and does not have any other problems - therefore, it is the correct answer.
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