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# In the last election, the voters authorized funding for

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In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing a \$1.4 billion water reservoir system and a \$5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

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b) constructing a water reservoir system for \$1.4 billion and a \$5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

c) the construction of a \$1.4 billion water reservoir system and the \$5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

d) the construction of a \$1.4 billion water reservoir system and renovating the state capitol for \$5.5 million.

e) \$1.4 billion for constructing a water reservoir system and \$5.5 million for renovating the state capitol.

What's wrong with e??
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29 Mar 2012, 23:33
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E - public projects as diverse as what ? - we need nouns here. This gives importance to money involved rather than the projects themselves.

C is right as it properly uses noun phrases giving importance to the projects and parallel whereas in E public projects as diverse as \$1.4 million and \$5.5 million brings out wrong meaning.
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30 Mar 2012, 00:38
In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing a \$1.4 billion water reservoir system and a \$5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

e) \$1.4 billion for constructing a water reservoir system and \$5.5 million for renovating the state capitol.

The underlined part must describe the diversity of public projects NOT the diversity of funding.
Hence E is incorrect.

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30 Mar 2012, 23:46
If we look at the parallelism, I think E is correct. Other doesn't follow the rule.

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31 Mar 2012, 03:40
C it is

\$ value of project is not same as project itself.......we have to name two projects in parallel form

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21 Jan 2015, 20:51
Can you guys explain a little bit further :s I still have some problems with C
as diverse as the \$5.5 million renovation ?
Am I missing something ?
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13 Sep 2015, 08:34
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We have public projects as diverse as XYZ. XYZ should be a noun.

"the construction of" and "the \$5.5 million renovation of" are action nouns so they are parallel and thus usage is correct.

clipea12 wrote:
Can you guys explain a little bit further :s I still have some problems with C
as diverse as the \$5.5 million renovation ?
Am I missing something ?
Thanks

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25 Oct 2016, 05:00
" funding for public projects as diverse as"

can anyone please explain how to decide what is going to be referred - funding or public projects-how to decide that?

I chose option E that referred to funding amount variation

Answer is C... Is it because it has active voice construction rather than passive construction in E

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