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Sentence correction Question [#permalink]

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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 city’s major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local art groups.

A) proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain city’s major cultural institutions and to subsidize

B) proposed a reduction from 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 previous year of nearly 17 percent of the amount it was allocating for maintaining 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 cultural institutions and for the subsidization


Experts kindly help Why A is right and C is not,
I got this question from youtube webinar vid of GMAT ninja he explained C is wrong due to meaning, ( i know the obv error of it, but why is the meaning wrong in C And correct in A) Kindly explain.

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Please search before posting. Here is the link to the official thread:

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New post 02 Dec 2017, 08:33
I think there is already a question like this posted.

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New post 02 Dec 2017, 12:18
mtk10 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 city’s major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local art groups.

A) proposed a nearly 17 percent reduction in the amount allocated the previous year to maintain city’s major cultural institutions and to subsidize

B) proposed a reduction from 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 previous year of nearly 17 percent of the amount it was allocating for maintaining 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 cultural institutions and for the subsidization


Experts kindly help Why A is right and C is not,
I got this question from youtube webinar vid of GMAT ninja he explained C is wrong due to meaning, ( i know the obv error of it, but why is the meaning wrong in C And correct in A) Kindly explain.



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
This is a mistake in parallelism. Should be both either "allocated for" or "allocated to"

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