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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 1980â€™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 1980â€™s.
(B) The modernization program for the steel mill, hopefully completed in the late 1980â€™s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(C) Modernizing the steel mill, hopefully to be completed in the late 1980â€™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 1980â€™s and cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(E) Modernizing the steel mill, a program that can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980â€™s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
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17 Jun 2006, 13:55
Between D and E, it is E, which has proper modifires.
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17 Jun 2006, 20:24
oops,

"it is hoped" is prefered in GMATland. So sorry for that

E it is
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17 Jun 2006, 20:31
jaynayak wrote:
The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980â€™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 1980â€™s.

The bold part: are you sure the bold part contains no " , " before and after " it is hoped" ?!!!
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17 Jun 2006, 20:37
laxieqv wrote:
oops,

"it is hoped" is prefered in GMATland. So sorry for that

E it is

Yes, Laxie is correct. "It is hoped" is a commonly tested SC pattern.

Besides, (E) reads more active than C.
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17 Jun 2006, 21:47
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laxieqv wrote:
oops,

"it is hoped" is prefered in GMATland. So sorry for that

E it is

Yes, Laxie is correct. "It is hoped" is a commonly tested SC pattern.

Besides, (E) reads more active than C.

So "it is hoped" is preferred to "hopefully?"
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17 Jun 2006, 23:37
mrmikec wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
laxieqv wrote:
oops,

"it is hoped" is prefered in GMATland. So sorry for that

E it is

Yes, Laxie is correct. "It is hoped" is a commonly tested SC pattern.

Besides, (E) reads more active than C.

So "it is hoped" is preferred to "hopefully?"

Yes! Coz "hopefully" is more common in conversative English, you find it more familiar but in fact, "it is hoped" is correct This one is confirmed by GMAXonline as well as Kaplan.
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18 Jun 2006, 09:36
Thanks Laxieqv........
Thats a good lesson I learned today.

OA : E
18 Jun 2006, 09:36
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