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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 Plz explain your answer If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Director Joined: 25 Jan 2004 Posts: 725 Location: Milwaukee Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0 Re: SC Megabank 151 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 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

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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 Plz explain your answer 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 _________________ Praveen SVP Joined: 16 Oct 2003 Posts: 1805 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 03 Nov 2004, 11:24 A. The last part of the underlined sentence should have negotiations and not negotiating. Manager Joined: 18 Sep 2004 Posts: 151 Location: Dallas, TX Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 03 Nov 2004, 23:51 Another vote for A, although choice B and C both sounded okay to me at first reading. Intern Joined: 02 Aug 2004 Posts: 25 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 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 Director Joined: 08 Jul 2004 Posts: 596 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 234 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2005, 06:51 can somebody explain how to decide among A,B and C? S _________________ Regards, S Director Joined: 27 Dec 2004 Posts: 901 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2005, 07:08 I pick A on this....restrictive vs. non restrictive is being tested. I think Manager Joined: 05 May 2005 Posts: 92 Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2005, 12:33 i think we should get rid of "it" somehow. the answer shoudl be C Manager Joined: 21 Jun 2004 Posts: 237 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2005, 20:21 Quote: saurya_s Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:27 am Post subject: SC Megabank 151 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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