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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 OA == A??? If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! VP Joined: 28 Mar 2006 Posts: 1372 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2006, 04:32 C.... for parallelism to propose ...to reduce Also we need a simple past Intern Joined: 20 Feb 2006 Posts: 46 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2006, 05:13 All choices except C are wrong for the incorrect use of parallelism. C is the answer. VP Joined: 29 Apr 2003 Posts: 1403 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2006, 05:15 OA == A... I will explain l8.. i also choose E the first time Senior Manager Joined: 08 Jun 2004 Posts: 495 Location: Europe Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 75 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2006, 09:42 sm176811 wrote: OA == A... I will explain l8.. i also choose E the first time Are you in hurry? At 12:14 p.m. posted the question and in 3 hours at 3:15 p.m. the answer. What is the point? Please give the possibility to discuss the Q to other gmaclubbers? VP Joined: 29 Apr 2003 Posts: 1403 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2006, 16:50 M8 wrote: sm176811 wrote: OA == A... I will explain l8.. i also choose E the first time Are you in hurry? At 12:14 p.m. posted the question and in 3 hours at 3:15 p.m. the answer. What is the point? Please give the possibility to discuss the Q to other gmaclubbers? Chill dude! It takes 2 mins to do a SC problem - 3-hours is a LONG time! Just dont scroll down to see the answer - that's why I added so much empty space!! Intern Joined: 01 Feb 2006 Posts: 36 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0 Re: [SC] Mayor [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2006, 18:11 sm176811 wrote: 290. 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 == A???

Correct idiom is 'allocate to'. 'A' has correct parallelism also, to maintain ... to subsidize.
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04 Apr 2006, 19:16
I voted for A lets see whats wrong with 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

"proposed to reduce, by nearly 17 percent" - does'nt this sound ungrammatical? unordered with amount. that is why i did'nt select it
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