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Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the city’s mayor

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I know this question has been discussed already, but all the threads are locked and I have a question, that was not asked anywhere.

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

(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 allocating 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

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Isnt the correct answer A implying that the mayor wants to reduce last year's budget by 17% instead of reducing this year's budget from last year's by 17%, which makes no sense. A is the only answer that doesn't include "from" which is why I thought it was wrong right off the bat.
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How I answered it was by focusing on parallelism. A is actually the only answer that maintains the parallel structure "to maintain... and to subsidize"
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To maintain ... to subsidize

Also thing talking about is in past So proposed is the best candidate for underline part
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I know this question has been discussed already, but all the threads are locked and I have a question, that was not asked anywhere.

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

(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 allocating 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

Spoiler: :: A question regarding the right answer
Isnt the correct answer A implying that the mayor wants to reduce last year's budget by 17% instead of reducing this year's budget from last year's by 17%, which makes no sense. A is the only answer that doesn't include "from" which is why I thought it was wrong right off the bat.


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