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# After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constan

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After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constantine Augustus and Licinius Augustus issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending years of internal religious strife and the persecution of minorities. The Edict expanded religious toleration and ordered the return of property confiscated from Christians, even if it had been subsequently resold.

A. in the hopes to ending
B. in the hope to ending
C. with the hope to ending
D. with the hope of ending
E. in the hope to end

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11 Nov 2019, 01:05
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Here "edict of milan in hopes" , "to ending" ...... Incorrect

With above reasoning we can eliminate A,B,C
D. with the hope of ......of verb-ing.....with hope.....so correct
E. in the hope to end....edict of milan in hope .... incorrect

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11 Nov 2019, 02:19
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IMO D:
with the hope of ending
correct idiom

After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constantine Augustus and Licinius Augustus issued The Edict of Milan [url]in the hopes to endin[/url]g years of internal religious strife and the persecution of minorities. The Edict expanded religious toleration and ordered the return of property confiscated from Christians, even if it had been subsequently resold.

A. in the hopes to ending
B. in the hope to ending
C. with the hope to ending
D. with the hope of ending
E. in the hope to end
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11 Nov 2019, 08:49
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Correct idiom is “with the hope of”

IMO Option D

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11 Nov 2019, 10:13
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After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constantine Augustus and Licinius Augustus issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending years of internal religious strife and the persecution of minorities. The Edict expanded religious toleration and ordered the return of property confiscated from Christians, even if it had been subsequently resold.

hopes is incorrect should be hope as compound subjects take plural verbs. The use of ing modifier is incorrect and should refer to the preceding noun so end should be used instead of ending.

A. in the hopes to ending
B. in the hope to ending
C. with the hope to ending
D. with the hope of ending
E. in the hope to end

IMO E
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11 Nov 2019, 12:35
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The right answer is option D in my view.

Option A has two issues that make it incorrect. Hopes is incorrect. It should rather be hope. The second issue is to ending is incorrect. to should be followed by the bare infinitive form of a verb. For instance, we can have to end, to go, to do, etc. and not to going, to ending, to doing, etc. Based on the second issue in option A, options B and C can also be eliminated.

Between option D and E, option E uses to end. Grammatically, to end is not appropriate in the context. It means that there is an explicit intent to bring something to an end. But the hope means that there is no certainty about the Edict of Milan will achieve the purpose. Hence, the meaning is better expressed with of ending in option D, compared with option E. Therefore we can eliminate option E.

The right answer is option D.
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11 Nov 2019, 23:34
Bunuel wrote:

Competition Mode Question

After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constantine Augustus and Licinius Augustus issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending years of internal religious strife and the persecution of minorities. The Edict expanded religious toleration and ordered the return of property confiscated from Christians, even if it had been subsequently resold.

A. in the hopes to ending
B. in the hope to ending
C. with the hope to ending
D. with the hope of ending
E. in the hope to end

Official Explanation

This question tests the correct use of two idioms.

(1) to issue x with y; The original sentence incorrectly writes issued x in y (i.e., issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending).

(2) with the hope of y; The original sentence incorrectly writes in the hopes to y (i.e., in the hopes to ending).

A. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hopes to is not a proper idiom
B. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hope to is not a proper idiom
C. with the hope to is not a proper idiom
D. issued The Edict of Milan with is a proper idiom; with the hope of ending is a proper idiom
E. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hope to is not a proper idiom
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After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constantine Augustus and Licinius Augustus issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending years of internal religious strife and the persecution of minorities. The Edict expanded religious toleration and ordered the return of property confiscated from Christians, even if it had been subsequently resold.

A. in the hopes to ending
B. in the hope to ending
C. with the hope to ending
D. with the hope of ending
E. in the hope to end

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Re: After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constan  [#permalink]

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21 Nov 2019, 19:09
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Bunuel wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

Competition Mode Question

After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constantine Augustus and Licinius Augustus issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending years of internal religious strife and the persecution of minorities. The Edict expanded religious toleration and ordered the return of property confiscated from Christians, even if it had been subsequently resold.

A. in the hopes to ending
B. in the hope to ending
C. with the hope to ending
D. with the hope of ending
E. in the hope to end

Official Explanation

This question tests the correct use of two idioms.

(1) to issue x with y; The original sentence incorrectly writes issued x in y (i.e., issued The Edict of Milan in the hopes to ending).

(2) with the hope of y; The original sentence incorrectly writes in the hopes to y (i.e., in the hopes to ending).

A. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hopes to is not a proper idiom
B. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hope to is not a proper idiom
C. with the hope to is not a proper idiom
D. issued The Edict of Milan with is a proper idiom; with the hope of ending is a proper idiom
E. issued The Edict of Milan in is not a proper idiom; in the hope to is not a proper idiom

According to Magoosh, the verb "to hope" takes the infinitive, the preposition for or the preposition in (link)

a) Hope for
b) Hope to
c) Hope in

Is the usage of "Hope of" correct?

If we had one more option - "with the hope to...", would it be preferred over answer choice D?
Re: After meeting together near Mediolanurn in 313, Roman Emperors Constan   [#permalink] 21 Nov 2019, 19:09