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I understand why options ABCE are wrong, but shouldn't we have a will/ would as the sentence essentially is a hypothesis...

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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which
would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.


Split 1 : Almost expected Vs Expected almost
both are correct but in this context, Almost expected creates illogical meaning . Expected almost is correct

Option A, B, C are wrong on this basis.

Lets do POE, to eliminate rest.

A. almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
split 1 discussed above and Which - refers to year, year will not provide anything - incorrect

B. almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
Split 1

C. expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
It will almost double - Production wont double anything - Incorrect.

D. expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide
expected
to double and
to provide
no error in parallelism - correct

E. expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing
Which refers to year - incorrect

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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which
would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.

A. almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
B. almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
C. expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
D. expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide
E. expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing

Expected to-----is a correct idiom....so B and C out.
Almost expected......wrong usage
E is out coz relative pronoun modifies nearest noun i.e. production but here it is modifying something else. So out.
Left with D.
Answer is D.

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Hi chetan2u / daagh,

Can you please explain why C is wrong...??
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Hi chetan2u / daagh,

Can you please explain why C is wrong...??



Hi,
i'll just replace the underlined portion with C and lets test the choice then

As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households

The usage of that after expected requires a subject and production cannot be the subject for it..
production is expected that it will almost double by the end of the year.. THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

If I write :-
It is expected that production will almost double by the end of the year... would be ok if there is an antecedent for "it"..
but than "to provide" is to parallel with ''expected almost to double ", which requires a different construction ..

so two ways to speak is..
production is expected to double..
OR it is expected that the production will double
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RAHKARP27071989 wrote:
Hi chetan2u / daagh,

Can you please explain why C is wrong...??



Hi,
i'll just replace the underlined portion with C and lets test the choice then

As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households

The usage of that after expected requires a subject and production cannot be the subject for it..
production is expected that it will almost double by the end of the year.. THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

If I write :-
It is expected that production will almost double by the end of the year... would be ok if there is an antecedent for "it"..
but than "to provide" is to parallel with ''expected almost to double ", which requires a different construction ..

so two ways to speak is..
production is expected to double..
OR it is expected that the production will double


in the pattern
it is expected that+clause
it must be a face subject. we do not have a face subject, so the only correct pattern is SUBJECT IS EXPECTED TO DO
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Hi chetan2u / daagh,

Can you please explain why C is wrong...??


Its the meaning..

"... expected..... it will...."

How can you expect an event and be sure that it will happen too? This is an oxymoron.

I expect that I will score 700 in GMAT. -- Incorrect.
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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.

A. almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
B. almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
C. expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
D. expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide
E. expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing


we should note 2 different pattern
it is expected that
somthing is expected to do

in the first, "it" is fake subject. in the second, something is real subject.
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But isnt ''álmost to double'' vague?
I think it would make much more sense if it is ''to almost double''.
Plz clarify?

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What are we expecting?- Production to double by the end of the year
What will be the result?- This doubled production will provide enough electricity to 1.3 M households.

"D" states the proper meaning.
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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.

A. almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
B. almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
C. expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
D. expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide
E. expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing


ANSWER IS D


Explanation:-
1) Parallelism :- ACCOUNT and PROVIDE are parallel
so the correct option should use PROVIDE
B and C have wrong parallelism - to provide and providing

2) Wrong modifier :- A & E have wrong modifiers. In A and E it appears that "Year" will provide electricity

D has correct parallelism by using PROVIDE and removes the modifier problem by using the conjunction "and" thus creating two clauses with clear and concise meaning.
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fanatico wrote:
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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.

A. almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
B. almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
C. expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
D. expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide
E. expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing


Meaning of the sentence: Production is expected to almost double and this would provide energy
In options A and E, usage of which illogically conveys the meaning that years would provide the energy.

In options B, C and D, we need to check for parallelism.
We can negate B because of two reasons: 1) incorrect parallelism between account and providing and 2) almost expected distorts the meaning
Coming to C, what will almost double?

Hence Correct Option: D
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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.


A. almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
production is almost expected! productions is NOT QUITE/VERY NEARLY expected. so the meaning is wrong because of the position of almost.

B. almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
same as A.

C. expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
production is expected THAT - wrong meaning. we need to here because you want to say production is expected to increase. if you say production is expected THAT increase then it really awkward and gramatically wrong.

D. expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide

E. expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing
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dear experts,
I still did not get C ,that's how I read C

1/almost modifies verb double, so it should be as close to double as possible, only C is most close.
2/it in C refers to production, IMO, it is correct
3/ that clause is further describe what expect, seems ok
4/ the purpose of increase is to provide enough
moreover, OE for C is that :
The phrase production is expected that it will . . . makes no sense
I am confused, why no sense?
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I still did not get C ,that's how I read C

1/almost modifies verb double, so it should be as close to double as possible, only C is most close.
2/it in C refers to production, IMO, it is correct
3/ that clause is further describe what expect, seems ok
4/ the purpose of increase is to provide enough
moreover, OE for C is that :
The phrase production is expected that it will . . . makes no sense
I am confused, why no sense?
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C is changing the meaning of the sentence.

Also, "Production is expected that it will " is awkward.

"Production is expected almost to double." Very Clear meaning.

Try substituting C and D in the original sentence, you will realize the change in the meaning.
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zoezhuyan wrote:
dear experts,
I still did not get C ,that's how I read C

1/almost modifies verb double, so it should be as close to double as possible, only C is most close.
2/it in C refers to production, IMO, it is correct
3/ that clause is further describe what expect, seems ok
4/ the purpose of increase is to provide enough
moreover, OE for C is that :
The phrase production is expected that it will . . . makes no sense
I am confused, why no sense?
please hint .
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C is changing the meaning of the sentence.

Also, "Production is expected that it will " is awkward.

"Production is expected almost to double." Very Clear meaning.

Try substituting C and D in the original sentence, you will realize the change in the meaning.


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I am afraid I still did not get it
would you please explain further
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abhimahna, shouldn't it be expected to almost double instead of expected almost to double. I picked C because it avoided this awkwardness. Granted that expected that it will is awkward, too. I picked the one that sounded less awkward to me.

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Crazy. I thought you'd have to say "expected to almost double". I have never heard of "almost to double". Why would "almost" be placed before "to"?

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thanks abhimahna,

I am afraid I still did not get it
would you please explain further
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Sorry, I missed your post. Looks like I was never notified for this post.

Ok. So, Let me explain you why C is wrong.

As per the original sentence, meaning is Production is expected to double and this will be helpful to provide electricity to various households.

But in C, the meaning says, production will double so that it could provide enough electricity to various households.

So, did you notice something different in C? That's the reason we rejected C.

Notice that we may have answer choices that sound weird to our ears but they are the BEST options as they maintain the original meaning of the sentence. C is correct grammatically but it changes the meaning, hence INCORRECT on GMAT. I hope it is clear now. :)

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abhimahna, shouldn't it be expected to almost double instead of expected almost to double. I picked C because it avoided this awkwardness. Granted that expected that it will is awkward, too. I picked the one that sounded less awkward to me.


I marked D is the answer as it is the only option that maintains the original meaning and though sounds weird, is grammatically correct.

HiLine wrote:
Crazy. I thought you'd have to say "expected to almost double". I have never heard of "almost to double". Why would "almost" be placed before "to"?


Here is the official explanation I found for D.

(D) Correct. Both “almost to double” and “to almost double” convey the same meaning and are fine. This option uses the former construction. Besides, “to provide” after “and” is parallel to “to double” before “and”. The sentence logically conveys that the production is expected to provide almost enough electricity.
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I got correct choice...But confused with choice C and D..can anyone please explain the choice C.

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