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

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112. 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

At the first glance this looks easy but there is a trap....

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16 Nov 2006, 09:30
I think the underline portion starts from can, ....

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16 Nov 2006, 09:35
Both "can" and "hope" in a sentence shows redundency.
So we narrow down to D and E.

I go with "hopes setting".

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16 Nov 2006, 13:58
"hopes setting" changes the meaning. Who's doing the hoping...the cyclist? A is the best choice.

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16 Nov 2006, 19:53
A - Note it down : "Hopefully" in colloquial means "it is hoped" but in written form "hopefully" means "in a hopeful manner". This word is so abused that some editors are suggesting to include this as an official replacement of "it is hoped" . Hopefully that will happen one day !
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