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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
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18 Aug 2009, 08:37
The answer shud be A ,

1) here it logically explains that cyclist is going to set a record : - correct
2) here that is referring to power , it seems as if power is going to set a record : wrong
3) hopefully is not recommended in GMAT , here what does this referring to : wrong
4) here the term power shud be considered as it is the one helping cyclist to set a record , distorts meaning : wrong
5) here the term power shud be considered as it is the one helping cyclist to set a record , distorts meaning : wrong

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18 Aug 2009, 09:06
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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....[passive "is hoped"] eliminate
(B) it is hoped, can provide enough power that will set ...[passive "is hoped] eliminate
(C) hopefully can provide enough power, this will set...[hopefully is wrong on GMAT..Eliminate]
(D) is hopeful to set [seems good]
(E) hopes setting[seems good]

Between D and E ... I will go for D

in E 'hopes to set" would have been a better contstruction than "hopes setting" which is a gerund

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18 Aug 2009, 11:42
112. 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
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18 Aug 2009, 12:49
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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 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

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18 Aug 2009, 22:03
I though the answer is B,
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19 Aug 2009, 05:48
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OA: A

I am not sure whether the OA shud be A

Waht is the source of the of this SC

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19 Aug 2009, 06:24
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sudeep wrote:
OA: A

I am not sure whether the OA shud be A

Waht is the source of the of this SC

You said it's between D and E in earlier post.

In D and E, who is hopeful?
IMO the intent is { it is hoped (in general by some group) }, cyclist is not hopeful.

I think fight is between A and B.
C is wrong because hopefully is wrong in GMAT Land
In A, "provide enough power to set" seems correct, also keeps the main subject 'cyclist' for the verb 'set'
In B, the usage of 'will' is unjustified and also, as mentioned above, it changes the meaning that power will set the record.
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25 Sep 2010, 04:25
Can anyone suggest why B is incorrect?

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25 Sep 2010, 09:38
B - "provide enough power that will set" is unidiomatic. Better to say "enough power to set"
C - You have two independent clauses here: "An unusually strong...enough power" and "this will set a...fiber and plastic". Yet, only a comma connects the two. No good! You must have a conjunction or semicolon there to "glue" the two clauses together. A comma alone is never enough.
D - This is unidiomatic, too. Better to say "hopes to set." Also, this construction changes the meaning of the sentence -- the focus now is on a particular cyclist setting a record, whereas in the original sentence the issue was about enough power being generated by a cyclist in order to set the record.
E - Change in meaning as in D. Also, "hopes to set" over "hopes setting".

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25 Sep 2010, 16:27
I first went with answers that have "to set", that leaves A and D. I'm not sure if hopeful can be used this way. Shouldn't it be someone hopes to achieve something? I pick A.

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21 Jun 2016, 03:01
For me, the clear candidates are options A and E.

I discarded E because it changes the meaning. It is not the same to say in an impersonal manner "it is hoped", as the original sentence is saying, than to say "the cyclist hopes setting".

In this latter case, we would be saying that it is the cyclist who hopes to set a new record.

Do you agree with my observation?

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For me, the clear candidates are options A and E.

I discarded E because it changes the meaning. It is not the same to say in an impersonal manner "it is hoped", as the original sentence is saying, than to say "the cyclist hopes setting".

In this latter case, we would be saying that it is the cyclist who hopes to set a new record.

Do you agree with my observation?

This explanation is alright - additionally hope + infinitive is preferred to hope + gerund.... added OA.

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gmataspirant2009 wrote:
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

Here is my explanation:

(A) can, it is hoped, provide enough power to setcorrect
(B) it is hoped, can provide enough power that will setThat refers to power...power wont set the record. And "An unusually strong cyclist it is hoped" is not grammatical
(C) hopefully can provide enough power, this will set"This" is not preferrable to use as a subject in gmat
(D) is hopeful to setchanges the meaning...it says the cyclist is hopeful
(E) hopes settingsame as D...changes the meaning
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01 Dec 2016, 12:18
gmataspirant2009 wrote:
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

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.

X can provide Y is correct grammatical usage..

IMHO with (A) , errors in my opinion with other options marked in RED..
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For me, the clear candidates are options A and E.

I discarded E because it changes the meaning. It is not the same to say in an impersonal manner "it is hoped", as the original sentence is saying, than to say "the cyclist hopes setting".

In this latter case, we would be saying that it is the cyclist who hopes to set a new record.

Do you agree with my observation?

This explanation is alright - additionally hope + infinitive is preferred to hope + gerund.... added OA.

don't you think it is ambiguous here as it can refer to multiple nouns.

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01 Dec 2016, 23:04
sayantanc2k wrote:
EBITDA wrote:
For me, the clear candidates are options A and E.

I discarded E because it changes the meaning. It is not the same to say in an impersonal manner "it is hoped", as the original sentence is saying, than to say "the cyclist hopes setting".

In this latter case, we would be saying that it is the cyclist who hopes to set a new record.

Do you agree with my observation?

This explanation is alright - additionally hope + infinitive is preferred to hope + gerund.... added OA.

don't you think it is ambiguous here as it can refer to multiple nouns.

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gmataspirant2009 wrote:
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

A seems fine..but the "it is hoped" kind of not really...
can X TO -> shows purpose. B uses THAT - so the purpose is changed.
C - enough power for what? Not good
D - changes the meaning...a cyclist is hopeful...not correct
E - a cyclist hopes - not correct.

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gmataspirant2009 wrote:
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....[passive "is hoped"] eliminate
(B) it is hoped, can provide enough power that will set ...[passive "is hoped] eliminate
(C) hopefully can provide enough power, this will set...[hopefully is wrong on GMAT..Eliminate]
(D) is hopeful to set [seems good]
(E) hopes setting[seems good]

Between D and E ... I will go for D

in E 'hopes to set" would have been a better contstruction than "hopes setting" which is a gerund

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Passive sentence is not the reason to eliminate any option if it is grammatically correct. If one active and one passive sentence are correct then choose active one not otherwise

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