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The modernization program for the steel mill will cost

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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 ill, 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 on the late 1980's and cost approximately 51 million dollars.
e. Modernizing the steel ill, a program that can, it is hoped, be completed on the late 1980's, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.

OA: e
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Re: plz explain why.. [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 09:19
Please always state the source of the question, if known.
anh231 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.

This one seems to be good. The only problem is "hopefully". The word 'hopefully' is rarely acceptable on the GMAT. I'm not sure why, that's just the way it is. Check out Spidey's notes for more information.


d. The program for modernizing the steel mill, which can, it is hoped, be completed on the late 1980's and cost approximately 51 million dollars.
e. Modernizing the steel ill, a program that can, it is hoped, be completed on the late 1980's, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.

OA: e

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Re: plz explain why..   [#permalink] 22 Oct 2009, 09:19
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