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Most energy analysts now agree that the costs of building and maintaining nuclear reactors are too high for nuclear power to likely prove cheaper than coal or oil in the long run.

(A) too high for nuclear power to likely
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to
(C) high enough that it is unlikely nuclear power will
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to
(E) so high as to be unlikely that nuclear power will

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17 Apr 2006, 01:11
Another one for D. In A, to - likely ...I thought this was unidiomatic.
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17 Apr 2006, 01:51
vipin7um wrote:
What is wrong with A?

In A "likely" spoils the sentence. It is not in the correct place.

You say "to prove likely" but "to likely prove" is not correct
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17 Apr 2006, 09:54
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vipin7um wrote:
What is wrong with A?

In A "likely" spoils the sentence. It is not in the correct place.

You say "to prove likely" but "to likely prove" is not correct

Yup, I think you are right. The problem is that of 'split infinitive'.

Thanks, I missed that.

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