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Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:59 pm
What is the correct answer

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.


(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.
(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:58 am
E is the correct answer.

I was stuck between D and E.

I agree that "Increase in hourly wages" - should be followed by "that was requested" or "requested" - "were requested" is clearly NOT correct.

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:45 pm
jay2007 wrote:
What is the correct answer

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.


(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.
(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
A & B) Modifier Problem. It was the "expanded program of retirement benefits" that was added to "increase in hourly wages" and not "the employess of rail road".
C) Awkward
D) It was the increase that was requested and not the hourly wages. So, "was" is appropriate.
E) Correct

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E is the correct answer.

I was stuck between D and E.

I agree that "Increase in hourly wages" - should be followed by "that was requested" or "requested" - "were requested" is clearly NOT correct.

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:45 pm
jay2007 wrote:
What is the correct answer

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.


(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.
(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
A & B) Modifier Problem. It was the "expanded program of retirement benefits" that was added to "increase in hourly wages" and not "the employess of rail road".
C) Awkward
D) It was the increase that was requested and not the hourly wages. So, "was" is appropriate.
E) Correct

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Post Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:49 pm
Option A. Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

This option has a modifier problem 'Added to the increase' also 'employees of railroad' which is non sequitor

Option B . Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
Same for this option the modifier is not in sequence with the verb and 'employees of railroad' which is incorrect.

Option C is just and incorrectly written statement which is clearly seen

Option D. In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
This only reason why i will not throw my weight to support this option is the usage of 'the railroad employees' it is suppose to be the reverse this is the only difference between this option and option E.

Option E. In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
THIS IS THE CORRECT ANSWER!!!!
This is because the statement was arranged in a logical manner to suits what 'the railroad employees' are clamoring for and it had the perfect modifier.

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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:28 am
A - modifier problem
B - which is incorrectly used
C - "increase...were" incorrect
D - "increase...were" incorrect

E is good. "employees of the railroad" is a bit worrisome but A-D all
have clear errors.

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"increase in monthly wages" is singular bro
Yes, you're right. It is singular...in that case answer is (E).

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Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:50 am
blah45 wrote:
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Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.


(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.
(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.
Between (D) and (E). I pick (D).

(E) is incorrect b/c "...hourly wages requested last July.." can't modify "the employees" ... instead a passive voice works... "hourly wages that were requested last July..."

(D) It should be "were requested" and NOT "was requested" b/c PLURAL NOUN + that should follow by a PLURAL VERB.

ANSWER PLEASE?
"increase in monthly wages" is singular bro

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