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# Faced with increased welfare spending, the government

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17 May 2005, 02:38
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183.Faced with increased welfare spending, the government proposed a reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to support the Endangered Species Program and to expand the Wallaby Project.

A. proposed a reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to support the Endangered Species Program and to expand
B. proposed a reduction from the previous year in the amount allocated to support the Endangered Species Program and for expanding
C. proposed to reduce the amount from the previous year allocated for the support of the Endangered Species Program and to expand
D. has proposed a reduction from the previous year in the amount allocated for supporting the Endangered Species Program and to expand
E. was proposing that the amount they allocate be reduced from the previous year for supporting the Endangered Species Program and for the expansion

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17 May 2005, 07:33
It is A

A - everything parallel
B - to support and to expand should be parallel, B violates that by using expanding
C - to support and to expand should be parallel, c violates that
D - Wrong tense
E - Wrong tense

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17 May 2005, 13:58
C)...the government proposed to reduce ... and (proposed) to expand... that makes sense. in A) it does not make sense that the government proposed a reduction in the amount...to expand the project.
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17 May 2005, 21:40
A supports parallel structure. to support to expand...
C is wrong because no parllel structure also how can you reduce the amount allocated in previous year? reduction in the amount is different from reduce the amount...i think....

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17 May 2005, 22:55
OA is A

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# Faced with increased welfare spending, the government

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