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

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8. 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

Is it ever appropriate to separate "will" with the verb itself. I thought it was n't.
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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 - 'hopefully' is almost always wrong in GMAT
B) in the way electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable - CORRECT
C) like electromagnetic waves, hopefully will enable - 'hopefully' is almost always wrong in GMAT
D) like electromagnetic waves, would enable, hopefully - 'hopefully' is almost always wrong in GMAT
E) such as electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable - 'such as' is used to give examples
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15 Aug 2010, 09:05

I was really torn between A, B though.

After reading this by BlindVision, I'm a bit more clear now:

"This once-useful adverb meaning "with hope" has been distorted and is now widely used to mean "I hope" or "it is to be hoped." Such use is not merely wrong, it is silly. To say, "Hopefully, I'll leave on the noon plane" is to talk nonsense. Do you mean you'll leave on the noon plane in a hopeful frame of mind? Or do you mean you hope you'll leave on the noon plane? Whichever you mean, you haven't said it clearly. Although the word in its new, free-floating capacity may be pleasurable and even useful to many, it offends the ear of many others, who do not like to see words dulled or eroded, particularly when the erosion leads to ambiguity, softness, or nonsense."

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15 Aug 2010, 15:24
I've been told 'like' compares nouns.. 'as' compares actions.. is this always the case?
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15 Aug 2010, 18:04
-throw out choice with like, there is no noun or noun phrase comparison. <remove option C and D>
-hopefully is non-idiomatic usage < remove options A and C>
Leaves us with B, which is correcto
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07 Mar 2011, 21:54
jcurry wrote:
I've been told 'like' compares nouns.. 'as' compares actions.. is this always the case?

For Like you are cent percent correct.
For 'As', it is actually full clauses (which will obviously contain your verbs/actions within clause)
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