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# Pronoun: "It" is believed that.... and "It" is expected that

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11 Jul 2018, 01:31
What does "it refer to? Is it valid in GMAT sc?
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11 Jul 2018, 05:19
It here is a hanging pronoun, which is usually wrong on the GMAT, and does not refer to anything given in the sentence. Please note that it is NOT always wrong. One has to go through the answer choices.

Here is a practice problem.

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

Click on spoiler for the answer.

Link to the discussion - https://gmatclub.com/forum/an-unusually ... 82621.html

Hope this helps.

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12 Jul 2018, 00:06
vaibhav1221 wrote:
It here is a hanging pronoun, which is usually wrong on the GMAT, and does not refer to anything given in the sentence. Please note that it is NOT always wrong. One has to go through the answer choices.

Here is a practice problem.

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

Click on spoiler for the answer.

Link to the discussion - https://gmatclub.com/forum/an-unusually ... 82621.html

Hope this helps.

Regards,
V

Thanks!

Is there any specific rule for this in GMAT world?
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12 Jul 2018, 00:13
gzsakuraz wrote:
vaibhav1221 wrote:
It here is a hanging pronoun, which is usually wrong on the GMAT, and does not refer to anything given in the sentence. Please note that it is NOT always wrong. One has to go through the answer choices.

Here is a practice problem.

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

Click on spoiler for the answer.

Link to the discussion - https://gmatclub.com/forum/an-unusually ... 82621.html

Hope this helps.

Regards,
V

Thanks!

Is there any specific rule for this in GMAT world?

I am not quite sure about this but as far as I know, you must search the answer choices with no pronoun ambiguity and find something wrong with those choices to even consider options with pronoun ambiguity.

Regards,
V
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Regards,

Vaibhav

Sky is the limit. 800 is the limit.

~GMAC

Re: Pronoun: "It" is believed that.... and "It" is expected that &nbs [#permalink] 12 Jul 2018, 00:13
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