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The budget constraints that have caused many state governments

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The budget constraints that have caused many state governments to impose spending freezes are similar to the spending freezes imposed by many large municipalities a decade ago.

(A) the spending freezes imposed by many large municipalities a decade ago

(B) the spending freezes that many large municipalities imposed a decade ago

(C) those that many large municipalities imposed a decade ago

(D) those that led many large municipalities to impose spending freezes a decade ago

(E) what many large municipalities imposed a decade ago

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New post 27 Feb 2017, 22:13
Choice D and E look good, but choice D is slightly better in meaning.

Thus, correct answer is D
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New post 28 Feb 2017, 00:58
answer should be E
comparison is budget constraints what were similar to a decade ago imposed by many large municipalities

what is the OA ?
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Answer should be D. Constraints are compared to those(referring constraints) that led municipalities impose spending freezes.
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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.

Thus, correct answer is D.

Does that make sense?
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