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# The budget constraints that have caused many state governments

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Re: The budget constraints that have caused many state governments [#permalink]
comparison is budget constraints what were similar to a decade ago imposed by many large municipalities

what is the OA ?
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Re: The budget constraints that have caused many state governments [#permalink]
Answer should be D. Constraints are compared to those(referring constraints) that led municipalities impose spending freezes.
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Re: The budget constraints that have caused many state governments [#permalink]
Can anyone explain what is wrong with C
Isn't D too abundant?
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Can anyone explain what is wrong with C
Isn't D too abundant?

Hi pclawong ,

Here C and D are actually testing the meaning issue.

The original sentence is comparing one type constraints that let Govt to do X with another type of constraints that led Govt to do X.

Now, as per C we are comparing one type of constraints that led govt to do X with another type "that govt imposed".

Note that we are no where given that govt is imposing those constraints rather we are given that govt is using the constraints to do something.

Hence, C is changing the original meaning.

Does that make sense?
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Re: The budget constraints that have caused many state governments [#permalink]
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