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# An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough

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3. An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MITâ€™s diaphanous construction of graphite fiber and plastic.
(A) can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set
(B) it is hoped, can provide enough power that will set
(C) hopefully can provide enough power, this will set
(D) is hopeful to set
(E) hopes setting
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14 Oct 2005, 15:32
(B) verb 'can' needs. 'Cyclist' is not hoped!
(C) don't pick 'hopefully'
(D) unidiomatic
(E) awkward
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18 Oct 2005, 12:58
Yup OA is A.
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18 Oct 2005, 13:01
A.

I read on this forum that given the choice between hopefully and 'it is hoped', the later is correct.
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19 Oct 2005, 11:10
Late, but A.

I keep seeing this present tense verb+it is hoped+present tense verb structure all over the place. Might as well call it a SC pattern.
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04 Jul 2007, 21:50
Can any one please explain how the construct "it is hoped," is valid...i.e

How Present Progressive verb (is) + past participle (hoped) is a valid construct? Can you please explain with an example?

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15 Sep 2007, 13:25
what is wrong with D. is hopeful to set

Doesn't GMAT prefer something shorter?

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Re: SC # unusually strong cyclist [#permalink]

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15 Sep 2007, 21:31
nakib77 wrote:
3. An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MITâ€™s diaphanous construction of graphite fiber and plastic.
(A) can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set
(B) it is hoped, can provide enough power that will set
(C) hopefully can provide enough power, this will set
(D) is hopeful to set
(E) hopes setting

CDE change the meaning of the sentence.

C: is awkward and wordy
D: ambigious is the biker hopeful or are the people making the aircraft hopeful. Also eliminates "can". Totally changes the meaning of the original sentence.
E: Same reasoning as D.

B: awkward and wordy, why say more when u can say less. Also i dunno for sure, but this sentence may change the meaning.

Vote A.
Re: SC # unusually strong cyclist   [#permalink] 15 Sep 2007, 21:31
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