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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 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

1000SC answer is A, but shoudn't this be wrong. A is not maintaing parallelism.

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13 Jun 2008, 00:40
cumic wrote:
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

1000SC answer is A, but shoudn't this be wrong. A is not maintaing parallelism.

If you do not provide evidence why it is not parallelism, I can not help!
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13 Jun 2008, 00:53
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If you do not provide evidence why it is not parallelism, I can not help!

OK, see below ->

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

I guess 'A reduction' should be 'To reduce'.
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13 Jun 2008, 03:02
I guess , parallelism is there in 'to maintain.......' and 'to subsidise.....'. Also, in C 'year that was' isconfusing / not clear.
so A is fine.
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18 Jun 2008, 14:20
is really between A and C for me...

I will go for A, for some awkward construction in C.
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20 Nov 2008, 16:35
Sunny143 wrote:
is really between A and C for me...

I will go for A, for some awkward construction in C.

C is wrong for two reasons:

1. modifier problem "previous year that was allocated"
2. changes meaning of the sentence:
-original meaning: mayor proposed reduction why? in order to do X (maintain) and Y (subsidize)
-altered meaning in C: mayor proposed to reduce and to subsidize

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Re: 1000 SC Q290   [#permalink] 20 Nov 2008, 16:35
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