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# The use of gravity waves, which do not interact with matter

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The use of gravity waves, which do not interact with matter in the way electromagnetic waves do, hopefully will enable astronomers to study the actual formation of black holes and neutron stars.
(A) in the way electromagnetic waves do, hopefully will enable
(B) in the way electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
(C) like electromagnetic waves, hopefully will enable
(D) like electromagnetic waves, would enable, hopefully
(E) such as electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
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13 Jan 2006, 18:36
Looks like A.
(A) in the way electromagnetic waves do, hopefully will enable
CORRECT
(B) in the way electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
"it is hoped"..incorrect use of pronoun
(C) like electromagnetic waves, hopefully will enable
Like should be used to compare nouns.Here we are comparing "use of gravity waves" with "electro waves" which is wrong
(D) like electromagnetic waves, would enable, hopefully
Same as D
(E) such as electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
"Such as" should be used for examples. not to compare 2 actions
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13 Jan 2006, 19:01
B is the correct.

"hopefully" is always wrong in formal written english, however it could be correct in spoken. so A, C and D are incorrect. E doesnot convey the intended meaning of the sentence. so only B makes sense.
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13 Jan 2006, 21:14
I have seen this pattern before in several other SCs. (B) should be correct.
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13 Jan 2006, 23:30
B is correct. I dont know why though..

OA is B
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14 Jan 2006, 03:58
Can someone explain the OA please??

One reason as explained by Professor is

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"hopefully" is always wrong in formal written english, however it could be correct in spoken.

I was not knowing this.Shall I make a note of it?

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15 Jan 2006, 07:41
b14kumar wrote:
Can someone explain the OA please??
One reason as explained by Professor is
Quote:
"hopefully" is always wrong in formal written english, however it could be correct in spoken.

I was not knowing this.Shall I make a note of it?
Regards, Brajesh

undoubtly...
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