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# The budget for education reflects the administration's

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The budget for education reflects the administration's demand that
the money is controlled by local school districts, but it can only be spent on teachers, not on books, computers, or other materials or activities.

A)

B) the money be controlled by local school districts, but it allows them to spend the money only

C) the money is to be controlled by local school districts, but allowing it only to be spent

D) local school districts are in control of the money, but it allows them to spend the money only

E) local school districts are to be in control of the money, but it can only spend it[/b]

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17 Apr 2006, 02:23
Yeah I wud go with B... making it ||!

The question is highlighted wrongly which kind of confused me!
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17 Apr 2006, 02:57
^ B ^ for subjunctive

Please underline A choice in the main sentence correctly..
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17 Apr 2006, 19:00
i'll go with A.

Doesn't b change the meaning of the sentence by stating that control be given to the students and not the school district?

C not paralell (allowing)

D&E seem to change the meaning by moving the school district after demand.
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17 Apr 2006, 21:42
rabbithole wrote:
i'll go with A.

Doesn't b change the meaning of the sentence by stating that control be given to the students and not the school district?

C not paralell (allowing)

D&E seem to change the meaning by moving the school district after demand.

A has 'that the money is controlled '. 'that the money be controlled' sounds much better to me.
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17 Apr 2006, 21:48
but does
local school districts = local students?

what's the OA?
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17 Apr 2006, 22:35
Hmm....good question! I was'nt looking at the meaning at all! I was just looking for grammatical flaws. Whats the OA?!
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17 Apr 2006, 23:24
What's wrong with E - save for the appearance of 'it' twice that can still confuse what the subject is. But this seems to me the best fit of the lot.

"The budget for education reflects the administration's demand that local school districts are to be in control of the money, but it can only spend it on teachers, not on books, computers, or other materials or activities. "

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17 Apr 2006, 23:25
oops sorry for the errors. It was a late night. But OA is B.
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29 Jul 2007, 00:09
rabbithole wrote:
i'll go with A.

Doesn't b change the meaning of the sentence by stating that control be given to the students and not the school district?

C not paralell (allowing)

D&E seem to change the meaning by moving the school district after demand.

I picked A also. So would just like to add my 2 cents why A is not correct.

The budget for education reflects the administration's demand that the money is controlled by local school districts, but it can be spent on teachers, not on books, computers, or other materials or activities.

It's not clear whether "it can be spent on" modifies budget or money
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29 Jul 2007, 02:50
I go for B.

The usage of "Money be controlled by" seems to be the correct way to construct this statement.
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04 Jan 2011, 16:17
ysr wrote:
b

could you elaborate and answer the question above?
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