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

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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

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Elminated E, D, C, for lack of parallelism...B sounds totally wrong...A is what I came up with..by POE..

however, I am having trouble with the prepositional prhase in the amount allocated...

city's mayor proposed ....reduction....in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain x and to subsidize y.

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14 Feb 2006, 15:11
looks like A. Its the only one with the right parallelism.

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14 Feb 2006, 18:51
Avis wrote:
Elminated E, D, C, for lack of parallelism...B sounds totally wrong...A is what I came up with..by POE..

A is logical and correct:

mayor proposed a reduction of x to maintain y and to subsidized z.

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17 Feb 2006, 15:02
willget800 wrote:
whats wrong with C?

C is not parallel..

that was allocated for the maintenance ..... and to subsidize ....

Also in C phrase "from the previous year that was allocated", "that" doesn't refer back to correct noun.

Hope this will help.

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17 Feb 2006, 22:37
Upon closer inspection, the original sentence is fine (A).

C is the trap answer here.

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