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6. 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

16. It is characteristic of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as of virtually every great American museum the taste of local collectors has played at least as large a part in the formation of their collections as has the judgments of the art historian.
(A) of virtually every great American museum the taste of local collectors has played at least as large a part in the formation of their collections as has
(B) of virtually every great American museum, that the taste of local collectors has played at least as large a part in the formation of their collections as has
(C) it is of virtually every great American museum, that the taste of local collectors has played at least as large a part in the formation of its collections as have
(D) it is of virtually every great American museum, that the taste of local collectors have played at least as large a part in the formation of its collections as have
(E) it is of virtually every great American museum, the taste of local collectors has played at least as large a part in the formation of its collections as has

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20 May 2004, 00:15
(B) The construction of B is awkward ......, will, it is hoped, enable
(C) & (D) like is not appropriate ....the sentence would mean matter would be like electromagenetic matter
(E) This is also awkward.

"it is of" is appropriate because it refers to the characterestic. So, eliminate choices A & B.
Choice D inappropriately places "has" in reference to the "taste"
Choice E inappropriately places "has" in reference to the "Judgements"
So, C is the best answer.
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20 May 2004, 06:02
If you ask specific question on which choice you chose I can explain why that choice is wrong or right.

1) B
hopefully is an adverb and can only modify another adverb, verb or adjective. will is a helping verb or auxilary verb. The actual verb is enable

2) C
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20 May 2004, 17:32
anandnk wrote:
If you ask specific question on which choice you chose I can explain why that choice is wrong or right.

1) B
hopefully is an adverb and can only modify another adverb, verb or adjective. will is a helping verb or auxilary verb. The actual verb is enable

2) C

anandnk Can you please explain all the choices for the 1st question.
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20 May 2004, 18:22
Refer to the following link for usage of hopefully
http://www.bartleby.com/64/C003/0160.html

A) is out for wrong usage of hopefully
C) another problem here is the wrong comparision
interaction of gravity waves is compared with electromagnetic waves
D) same problem as that of C)
E) such as means for example. Again a wrong comparision
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20 May 2004, 19:28
If B is correct, The sentence should've been: -

in the way electromagnetic waves do, it is hoped, will enable

in the way electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
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20 May 2004, 19:29
hi,

anand,you are right.

OA : 1) B 2) C

now i understood the answer for first question.

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