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

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An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MIT’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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

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02 Jul 2009, 07:13
An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MIT’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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

'hopeful' is always wrong in GMAT world, so C and D are out.

E changes the meaning. he suppose to provide power.

B awkward construction.

A wins.
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02 Jul 2009, 10:36
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An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MIT’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
enough power is not going to set the record
(C) hopefully can provide enough power, this will set
awkward
(D) is hopeful to set
cyclist is not hopeful here
(E) hopes setting
awkard
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02 Jul 2009, 11:19
Yes I also choose A after reading the variations. Other answer choices are gramatically incorrect, awkward-sounding, or different in meaning.
Re: Strong cyclist   [#permalink] 02 Jul 2009, 11:19
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