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1. Brief psychotherapy requires far fewer hours and costs far less money than traditional psychoanalysis, and so will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount of the people currently seeking therapy.
(A) will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount
(B) will prove hopefully to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount
(C) hopefully will prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large number
(D) will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large number
(E) will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount
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New post 04 Jun 2006, 19:23
Going with C.
I think it should be ' large number of people'.
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New post 04 Jun 2006, 19:57
buzzgaurav wrote:
Going with C.
I think it should be ' large number of people'.


right on..
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New post 04 Jun 2006, 20:24
D. needs "number" and "no hopefully".
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New post 04 Jun 2006, 21:41
Yup ... D for me too .. hopefully looks unidiomatic ... will go with D only ...
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New post 04 Jun 2006, 23:29
Will go with D. amount of people is unidiomatic it should be number of people. Hence A/B/E are out.
C is awkward with so hopefully with. D is clear and concise
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New post 05 Jun 2006, 00:18
I will go with C.

I still have some questions.
1) what does 'it' in D refers to.
2) what is verb in underlined part of C.

i know this are very basic questions.
Hopefully is a adverb and it should modify verb.
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New post 05 Jun 2006, 01:06
(D) hopefully not idiomatic
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