It is currently 25 Sep 2017, 11:59

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Faced with an estimated \$2 billion budget gap, the citys

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

SVP
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1685

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

Faced with an estimated \$2 billion budget gap, the citys [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2006, 07:07
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 2 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Faced with an estimated \$2 billion budget gap, the cityâ€™s mayor proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the cityâ€™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 cityâ€™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 cityâ€™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 cityâ€™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 cityâ€™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 cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and for the subsidization

OA will follow!

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 22 Nov 2005
Posts: 137

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2006, 07:51
I would go with C..most paraller...has proposed to reduce...and to subsidize

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Posts: 1057

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0

Location: USA

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2006, 09:33
Somewhat close call between C and A. I will go with A here.

I think,"to subsidize", in the second part refers to the "amount" rather than the "proposal" itself.

He proposed a reduction in amount (that was) allocated to maintain X and to subsidize Y.

B) rediction from previous year of 17% - awkward; allocating - INCORRECT -ing
C) not sure but - is definitely wordy and changes the meaning if my above explanation is correct
D) Again allocatig, maintaining - a bungch of ERRORs.
E) Wrong tense + to be form usage (?)
_________________

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."

- Bernard Edmonds

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 09 Jun 2005
Posts: 93

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Location: New York

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2006, 09:40
Its definitely between A and C.

I choose C because A is IIism issues...with "reduction...and to subsidise"

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 17 Dec 2005
Posts: 544

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 0

Location: Germany
Re: SC: \$2 billion budget gap [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2006, 09:45
vivek123 wrote:
Faced with an estimated \$2 billion budget gap, the cityâ€™s mayor proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain the cityâ€™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 cityâ€™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 cityâ€™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 cityâ€™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 cityâ€™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 cityâ€™s major cultural institutions and for the subsidization

OA will follow!

It is A

reduction in the amount allocated to maintain... and to subsidize...

C is out because the sentence parts in which it is stated what the amounts were allocated to aren't parallel.

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 582

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Location: Chicago

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2006, 15:01
Would go with A.Its the most parallel..

to maintain..... to subsidise.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

CEO
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2893

Kudos [?]: 318 [0], given: 0

Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008

### Show Tags

08 Jan 2006, 03:09
Going with A for ||ism(to maintain...... to subsidize...") , even though "...amount allocated the previous year..." bothers me.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Kudos [?]: 318 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 04 Jan 2006
Posts: 50

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Jan 2006, 22:45
Option C looks best to me. Option A is gramatically correct but the message is not clear. Is there a 17% cut in both?
Option c makes it clear that there is a 17% reduction in both the goverment initiatives.

Hence Option C.

Whats the OA?

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 20 Sep 2005
Posts: 1016

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Jan 2006, 22:54
C. Parallel and ties the reduction of 17% clearly to the funds that were allocated for maintenance and subsidies.

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 902

Kudos [?]: 107 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jan 2006, 03:31
I am not convinced by 'allocated the previous' used in A.
However I will opt A.

Brajesh

Kudos [?]: 107 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5210

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jan 2006, 03:42
A distorts the original meaning of the sentence.

(C) for the infinitive active voice and parallelism.

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1685

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jan 2006, 06:41
Well, the OA is 'A'

Allabout, sorry to torture you I wrongly saw that the OA is 'B'.

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1685

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jan 2006, 06:42
GMATT73 wrote:
A distorts the original meaning of the sentence.

(C) for the infinitive active voice and parallelism.

MATT,

I think, 'C' is wrong because of the restrictive clause 'that'! It refers to "previous year"...

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 19 Jul 2005
Posts: 67

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Location: Atlanta

### Show Tags

10 Jan 2006, 06:43
I'd pick C if it wasn't for the lack of ||ism. I'm going with A.

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 252

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jan 2006, 20:37
vivek123 wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
A distorts the original meaning of the sentence.

(C) for the infinitive active voice and parallelism.

MATT,

I think, 'C' is wrong because of the restrictive clause 'that'! It refers to "previous year"...

My take is C changes the meaning subtly.

A states : the reduction was in prev. year's amount for ( maint. of inst + subsidise local arts )

C states : reduction was in amount ( from prev year maintenance institutions) and to subsidize.

ie the subsidization amount is not qualified for previous year.

let me know what u folks think

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5210

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 21:43
Thanks for the explanation Vivek and HKGMAT A is also much more concise. Stupid errors like this end up costing me big points in verbal.

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 0

MBA Section Director
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4229

Kudos [?]: 16332 [0], given: 1953

Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Faced with an estimated \$2 billion budget gap, the citys [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 May 2015, 07:02

Kudos [?]: 16332 [0], given: 1953

Re: Faced with an estimated \$2 billion budget gap, the citys   [#permalink] 05 May 2015, 07:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by