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The modernization program for the steel mill will cost [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 10:19
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The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980’s.

(A) The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980’s.
(B) The modernization program for the steel mill, hopefully completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(C) Modernizing the steel mill, hopefully to be completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(D) The program for modernizing the steel mill, which can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980’s and cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(E) Modernizing the steel mill, a program that can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
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Re: SCThe modernization program [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 13:57
I'm stuck between C and E.

What is the reason for everyone picking E? E has the modifier while C does not. Is the modifier "a program that can" needed?

macca wrote:
The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980’s.

(A) The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980’s.
(B) The modernization program for the steel mill, hopefully completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(C) Modernizing the steel mill, hopefully to be completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(D) The program for modernizing the steel mill, which can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980’s and cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(E) Modernizing the steel mill, a program that can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 13:57
A is wrong because "which" refers to dollars. B is wrong because "hopefully completed" refers to steel mills. The same for C and for D. Therefore the only correct answer is E.
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Re: SCThe modernization program [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 16:28
macca wrote:
The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980’s.

(A) The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980’s.
(B) The modernization program for the steel mill, hopefully completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(C) Modernizing the steel mill, hopefully to be completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(D) The program for modernizing the steel mill, which can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980’s and cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(E) Modernizing the steel mill, a program that can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.


yeah, another vote for E.
D changed the meaning of the sentence as it makes "cost approximately ..dollars" a part of the hope, indeed "cost approximately ....dollars" is a prediction.
B : "hopefully completed" means that the program was done, indeed it hasn't been.
C: it's the program for modernizing that costs , not the modernizing.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 17:56
(A) - modify the wrong noun

(B) - meaning of sentenc changed

(C) Modernizing the steel mill, hopefully to be completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.

(D) - modifying the wrong noun

(E) Modernizing the steel mill, a program that can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980’s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.

Between C and E, go with E. E suggests program costs 51 million dollars and the steel mill will be completed in 1980s. C however suggests the modernizing costs 51 million dollars and modernizing will be completed in 1980s.

E for me.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2005, 03:14
Thanks guys! good explanation from ywilfred as always!

Oa is E.
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