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In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public project

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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.

(A) constructing a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and a $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol

(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
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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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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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If we look at the parallelism, I think E is correct. Other doesn't follow the rule.

Please let me know the correct answer.
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New post 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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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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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.



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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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" 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

Experts please help how to decide !!
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We're comparing the diversity of two public projects, so those projects should be parallel.
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c) the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and the $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

Is C structurally parallel? I doubt because 'construction' is an activity while the $5.5million is a quantum of money.
The correct version should be the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and the allocation of a $5.5millon capitol renovation.
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c) the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and the $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol.

Is C structurally parallel? I doubt because 'construction' is an activity while the $5.5million is a quantum of money.
The correct version should be the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and the allocation of a $5.5millon capitol renovation.


C-"construction" and "renovation" are parallel. daagh, Aren't they ? Am i missing something here ?
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Strictly speaking yes, if you say construction of $1.4 billion water project and renovation of the capitol. You may see that nouns considered are the construction, which is an activity and a $5.5.million, which is a quantum. The might convey the same meaning, but there seems to be a structural variation. I am not sure whether GMAT will wink at it.
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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.

(A) constructing a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and a $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol
Parallelism issue- constructing (verb) and renovation(noun)

(B) constructing a water reservoir system for $1.4 billion and a $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol
Parallelism issue- constructing (verb) and renovation(noun)

(C) the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and the $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol
Parallelism issue corrected.

(D) the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and renovating the state capitol for $5.5 million
Parallelism issue- construction(noun) and renovating (verb)

(E) $1.4 billion for constructing a water reservoir system and $5.5 million for renovating the state capitol.
Parallelism is ok but public projects as diverse as ($1.4 billion is absurd)

C conveys the correct meaning.
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I am stuck between A and C.
The voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing....
Is not it parallel?
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I am stuck between A and C.
The voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing....
Is not it parallel?

Hi Ranasaymon
If you see the question there is another parallelism trigger"and".
Now as per option A
In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing a $1.4 billion water reservoir system - ok
In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing a $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol- wrong
Constructing a $5.5 million renovation- Think of meaning.

Hope it helps :)
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Ranasaymon wrote:
I am stuck between A and C.
The voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing....
Is not it parallel?

Hi Ranasaymon
If you see the question there is another parallelism trigger"and".
Now as per option A
In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing a $1.4 billion water reservoir system - ok
In the last election, the voters authorized funding for public projects as diverse as constructing a $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol- wrong
Constructing a $5.5 million renovation- Think of meaning.

Hope it helps :)


Thanks.
So, The parallel issue is in the construction of a $1.4 billion water reservoir system and the $5.5 million renovation of the state capitol. Is not it?
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