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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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Originally posted by gmataspirant2009 on 18 Aug 2009, 01:09.
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New post 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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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".

The correct answer is A.
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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?
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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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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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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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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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