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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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22 Oct 2007, 17:29
GK_Gmat wrote:
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

Pls. explain your answer.

I pick B. This is similar to the SC about the fast cyclist and the human powered flying machine.

Elim CDE b/c they do not draw the proper comparison.

AB, not really sure why B is correct, just sounds better b/c will is first and this is similar to the previous SC i mentioned.
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22 Oct 2007, 22:49
rajkumargnv wrote:
I would go with A.

OA is B.

The use of 'hopefully' is almost always considered incorrect on the GMAT.
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22 Oct 2007, 23:21
GK_Gmat wrote:
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

Pls. explain your answer.

B. such as in E is incorrect as it is not showing examples.
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23 Oct 2007, 19:38
GK_Gmat wrote:
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

Pls. explain your answer.

Good SC...I came down to A and B..then choose A.....I read the above comments and saw that "hopefully" is almost always wrong on GMAT. But can some on explain B...its just weird -- "will, it is hoped, enable"
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07 Mar 2011, 20:57
Is there any justification of the usage of "in the way" ? Any other example of the usage from OG or other reliable source...
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