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Brief psychotherapy requires far fewer hours and costs far less money than traditional psychoanalysis and so will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount of people currently seeking therapy. A. will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount B. will prove hopefully to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount C. hopefully will prove to be an effective treatment for many of large number D. will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large number E. will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount
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A,B and E are out because of use of 'amount' in amount of people..
Of C and D... i think both are grammatically correct.
C uses 'hopefully' which is not very preferred to use in GMAT.. Even D has passive construction.
i will go with D.



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mehtakaustubh wrote: Brief psychotherapy requires far fewer hours and costs far less money than traditional psychoanalysis and so will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount of people currently seeking therapy.
A. will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount B. will prove hopefully to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount C. hopefully will prove to be an effective treatment for many of large number D. will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large number E. will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount OMFG, how in this world can the OA be D? I mean what is "it is hoped" doing in between will and prove? Looks like a comma splice. How can this be correct?
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+1 D People is a countable noun. We need "number", not "amount". A, B, and E out. The idiom is "THE...number", not "number".
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metallicafan wrote: +1 D
People is a countable noun. We need "number", not "amount". A, B, and E out. The idiom is "THE...number", not "number". hmm "the" is definitely a very good catch. But what is your opinion about "It is hoped"?
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20 Jul 2011, 19:00
D is the correct answer, although i got it wrong.
Hopefully is almost always wrong in GMAT. "it is hoped" is preferred. The "it" here is a "placeholder it" and does not require an antecedent.
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I chose D based on the amount and number idiom elimination... But what is this placeholder "it" concept??? I mean how to recognize a placeholder pronoun from the usual pronoun which needs an antecedent???



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Got it wrong.. Even i have the same question. What is this placeholder "it" concept and y is Hopefully almost always wrong in GMAT??
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Firstly I took A but then sow the incorrect "amount of people" and took D.



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metallicafan wrote: +1 D
People is a countable noun. We need "number", not "amount". A, B, and E out. The idiom is "THE...number", not "number". I was struggling with C or D....good point...of "the number". After considering this i will go with D But i also have the same question how to recognize a "placeholder pronoun"??
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mehtakaustubh wrote: Brief psychotherapy requires far fewer hours and costs far less money than traditional psychoanalysis and so will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount of people currently seeking therapy.
A. will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount B. will prove hopefully to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount C. hopefully will prove to be an effective treatment for many of large number D. will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large number E. will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount confused between C and D. I would go with D In D , "it is hoped" sounds awkward to me, but better than "many of large number of"



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Can anybody cite some examples proving use of "hopefully" Wrong? C is straightforward ,why go for complicated D...



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SonaliT wrote: Can anybody cite some examples proving use of "hopefully" Wrong? C is straightforward ,why go for complicated D... hi SonaliT, firstly , yes hopefully used in this fashion is almost always wrong.. pure grammatical reason is that hopefully is an adverb but if you read the sentence , it does not modify anything .. the sentence is "C. hopefully will prove to be an effective treatment for many of large number"... here hopefully is actually replacing 'it is hoped'.... the correct usage of hopefully is " he hopefully waited for his result".. although the word hopefully is actually used in conversation very often as 'it is hoped'... in written english too, it has started being accepted but not in GMAT as of now...
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metallicafan wrote: +1 D
People is a countable noun. We need "number", not "amount". A, B, and E out. The idiom is "THE...number", not "number". Hi, In the original question both of the choices C, and D have "the number" Apparently the question was posted with "the" missing from C.




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