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GMAT Prep: Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, th

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Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:47 am
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 the city’s major cultural institutions and to subsidize hundreds of local arts groups.

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

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

I couldn't understand why option C is wrong. Please explain!

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Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:06 am
HI Guru,

Could you pls explain each ans choice meaning-wise and how do you recognise parallelism here?

I failed to recognise parallelism here. I thought to reduce & to subsidize should be parallel ...

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Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:57 am
bounce87 wrote:
I couldn't understand why option C is wrong. Please explain!
C: Faced with an estimated $2 billion budget gap, the city's mayor proposed...to subsidize hundreds of local arts groups.
This meaning is nonsensical, implying that the mayor proposed to CLOSE THE BUDGET GAP by GIVING MONEY to hundreds of local arts groups.
Eliminate C.

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