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New post 20 Nov 2008, 06:25
At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.
(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating

I have chosen C because i think to be approved makes more send but the correct answer seems to be A?

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New post 20 Nov 2008, 13:00
agree with C
to cover .... wages, not to cover the increase

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New post 21 Nov 2008, 15:19
Hi guys,

IMO C

At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.

(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations increase in wages is wordy
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations a linking word between wages and it is missing
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating hold
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve wordy
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating bad

OA and source?

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New post 21 Nov 2008, 15:27
jugolo1 wrote:
At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.
(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating

I have chosen C because i think to be approved makes more send but the correct answer seems to be A?


the city (is expected) to cover...and....to approve so A (very tricky)
In C there is a passive mode and is not clear by whom 'to be approved' reffers to

I mean in everydays speach is clear ofcourse but for the gmat grammar i guess its not
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New post 22 Nov 2008, 00:40
A .
"increase in wages" is correct here.
the city is expected to approve wages.."increasing wages" thus distorts meaning in this case here implying wages are already on the rise.

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I chose A too

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New post 22 Nov 2008, 10:19
A

'allocated to' and 'expected to' are correct idioms
Also another problem is increase should be followed by preposition 'in' here. Because Increase is acting as a subject here, not as verb or gerund or adjective as given on other options.

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New post 22 Nov 2008, 10:22
I will go with A ; 'it' seems to be referring to either 'the city' or the 'increase in wages' ; but in this sentence , 'the city' is the only subject and 'increase in wages' is object . So, 'it' will refer to the 'the city'

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New post 22 Nov 2008, 11:15
A for me too.

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New post 23 Nov 2008, 15:23
IMO A.....

C seems to be wrong because "to cover the increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating" what is going to be approved and who is going to approve is not defined as in A

therefore A is the best choice....what is OA?

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New post 23 Nov 2008, 15:35
not meaning to change it up, but I dont see the problem with B.

the city is the subject, so it would approve the increased wages.
from negotiations would be correct because it is effective and not too wordy, and again, the city is negotiating, to keep it in the active tense, A seems to say that the negotiations were done by others.
The others seemed to put it in the passive, as if the city wouldn't be a member of the negotiation, which municipal labor unions would work only for city and government projects.
the only problem is that there is no "that" to indicate the change in clause, a rule I am not too sure about.
What is the OA?

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New post 23 Nov 2008, 21:07
jugolo1 wrote:
At the beginning of the year, the city allocated $150 million to cover the increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations with the municipal labor unions.
(A) increase in wages that it expected to approve as a result of negotiations
(B) increased wages it expected to approve from negotiations
(C) increasing wages expected to be approved as a result of negotiating
(D) negotiated increases in wages it expected to approve
(E) increases expected to be approved in wages from negotiating

I have chosen C because i think to be approved makes more send but the correct answer seems to be A?


A. For "increase in wages" > "increased wages".
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