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An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough

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An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 12:38
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3. An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MIT’s diaphanous construction of graphite fiber and plastic.
(A) can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set
(B) it is hoped, can provide enough power that will set
(C) hopefully can provide enough power, this will set
(D) is hopeful to set
(E) hopes setting
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 14:32
(A) best choice. reads smooth
(B) verb 'can' needs. 'Cyclist' is not hoped!
(C) don't pick 'hopefully'
(D) unidiomatic
(E) awkward
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2005, 11:58
Yup OA is A.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2005, 12:01
A.

I read on this forum that given the choice between hopefully and 'it is hoped', the later is correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2005, 10:10
Late, but A.

I keep seeing this present tense verb+it is hoped+present tense verb structure all over the place. Might as well call it a SC pattern.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 20:50
Can any one please explain how the construct "it is hoped," is valid...i.e

How Present Progressive verb (is) + past participle (hoped) is a valid construct? Can you please explain with an example?

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2007, 12:25
what is wrong with D. is hopeful to set

Doesn't GMAT prefer something shorter?

Can someone explain please?
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Re: SC # unusually strong cyclist [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2007, 20:31
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3. An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MIT’s diaphanous construction of graphite fiber and plastic.
(A) can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set
(B) it is hoped, can provide enough power that will set
(C) hopefully can provide enough power, this will set
(D) is hopeful to set
(E) hopes setting



CDE change the meaning of the sentence.

C: is awkward and wordy
D: ambigious is the biker hopeful or are the people making the aircraft hopeful. Also eliminates "can". Totally changes the meaning of the original sentence.
E: Same reasoning as D.

B: awkward and wordy, why say more when u can say less. Also i dunno for sure, but this sentence may change the meaning.


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Re: SC # unusually strong cyclist   [#permalink] 15 Sep 2007, 20:31
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