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Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the city's mayor proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local arts groups. A. proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local arts gourps. B. proposed a reduction from the previous year of nearly 17 percent in the amount it was allocating to maintain the city's major cultural institutions and for subsidizing. C. proposed to reduce, by nearly 17 percent, the amount from the previous year that was allocated for the maintenance of the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize. D. has proposed a reduction from the previous year of nearly 17 percent of the amount it was allocated for maintaining the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize E. was proposing that the amount they were allocating be reduced by nearly 17 percent from the previous year for maintaining the city's major cultural institutions and for the subsidization. If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Senior Manager Joined: 22 Jun 2005 Posts: 363 Location: London Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 29 Sep 2005, 03:22 Faced with an estimated$ 2 billion budget gap, the city's mayor proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local arts groups.

I'll stick with A.
IMO A uses correct parallellism.

A. proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local arts gourps.

B, C and D are not is not parallell.
In E the pronoun 'they' is not correct.
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29 Sep 2005, 03:51
in that case, even C is parallel. consider this:

C. proposed to reduce, by nearly 17 percent, the amount from the previous year that was allocated for the maintenance of the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize.

IMO, "reducing the budget amount" and "allocating the excess to XXXX" shud be prarallel.

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29 Sep 2005, 07:47
A. proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local arts gourps.
>> No. Just doesn't sound right, too awkward. Although everything else is grammatically correct.

B. proposed a reduction from the previous year of nearly 17 percent in the amount it was allocating to maintain the city's major cultural institutions and for subsidizing.
>> No. Not parallel.

C. proposed to reduce, by nearly 17 percent, the amount from the previous year that was allocated for the maintenance of the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize.
>> Yes, IMO. Not as awkward as A, tense is correct and is parallel.

D. has proposed a reduction from the previous year of nearly 17 percent of the amount it was allocated for maintaining the city's major cultural institutions and to subsidize
>> No. Same as B, not parallel.

E. was proposing that the amount they were allocating be reduced by nearly 17 percent from the previous year for maintaining the city's major cultural institutions and for the subsidization
>> No. Incorrect tense and parallelism.
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29 Sep 2005, 08:06
A IMO, C is wrong because it sounds like he is reducing the amount from previous year...
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30 Sep 2005, 03:56
I go with C, as it seems to be parallel.

What is the OA?
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30 Sep 2005, 04:46
Hi laxieqv,

can you post the OA/OE for this?

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30 Sep 2005, 06:34
laxieqv wrote:

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