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# At the beginning of the year, the city allocated \$150

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151. At the beginning of the year, the city allocated \$150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.
(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating

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Re: SC Megabank 151 [#permalink]

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03 Nov 2004, 11:03
saurya_s wrote:
151. At the beginning of the year, the city allocated \$150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.
(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating

saurya_s wrote:
151. At the beginning of the year, the city allocated \$150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.
(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating

A will go with A on this one too.

What author trying to say here is

event #1, negotiation with labor union
event #2, agree to increase in wages
Event #3, Allowcate funds to increase wages
event #4, approve the increase in wages
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03 Nov 2004, 11:24
A.

The last part of the underlined sentence should have negotiations and not negotiating.
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03 Nov 2004, 23:51
Another vote for A,

although choice B and C both sounded okay to me at first reading.
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04 Nov 2004, 11:07
Does not soud like the pronoun "it" in A, B and D clearly refers to the group effecting the approval.

E is awkward

Thats the only reason i'll go with C
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23 Jun 2005, 06:51
can somebody explain how to decide among A,B and C?
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23 Jun 2005, 07:08
I pick A on this....restrictive vs. non restrictive is being tested. I think
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23 Jun 2005, 12:33
i think we should get rid of "it" somehow. the answer shoudl be C
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23 Jun 2005, 20:21
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saurya_s Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:27 am Post subject: SC Megabank 151

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151. At the beginning of the year, the city allocated \$150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.
(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating

I would ideally go for A here.

"it" is not dangling out here - and refers unambiguously to the city.
B - wages are expected to increase, and they have not already been increased. Negate
C - increasing gives a continous feeling, something to suggest that the wages are increasing at the moment. Negate
D - "increases in wages" should rather be "increase in wages" - NEGATE
E - wordy - NEGATE[/quote]
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25 Jun 2005, 16:00
It is not "from negotiations" but "as a result of negotiations"

So rule out B and E

C is wrong - too many "ing"s

D - "negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve with the municipal labor unions" doesn't sound right. Negotiation is being done with the unions, not approvals.

A is my answer.
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