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# Strong Cyclist

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07 Aug 2008, 00:17
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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 MITs 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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07 Aug 2008, 03:00
i will go with D
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07 Aug 2008, 05:21
Eliminate D and E since it changes the meaning of the sentence. It focusses on a particular cyclist instead of a general one as emphasized in the sentence.

Eliminate C, since 'this' emphasizes on the power instead of the cyclist.

Eliminate B, since the subject becomes too weak due to the absence of a verb for the cyclist.

My Choice: (A) has a better structure and conveys the meaning properly.
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07 Aug 2008, 07:52
don2007 wrote:
An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MITs 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

D, E distorts the meaning.
B,C power will set new distance.

A remains
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07 Aug 2008, 09:10
don2007 wrote:
An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MITs 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

IMO A)
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07 Aug 2008, 09:37
An unusually strong cyclist can, it is hoped, provide enough power to set a new distance record for human-powered aircraft in MITs 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(changes the meaning of the sentence)

C. hopefully can provide enough power, this will set(changes the meaning of the sentence)

D. is hopeful to set(changes the meaning of the sentence)

E. hopes setting(changes the meaning of the sentence)

A is left but I have some reservations ....

cyclist is singular subject and "provide" is plural verb...so i kind like B better, cuz CAN kinda takes care of that...Grammatically I am not sure if Hoped and CAN be together...I would appreciate if some one can do more analysis on this one.

so much from me for now.

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07 Aug 2008, 09:39
I just realised that B and C says power will...
I think A is the best bet.
But I still want to understand the structure of the given sentence if some one can explain.
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07 Aug 2008, 09:51
I vote for D ..hopeful is used as an adjective to modify strong cyclist.
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07 Aug 2008, 19:19
tipumba wrote:
Eliminate D and E since it changes the meaning of the sentence. It focusses on a particular cyclist instead of a general one as emphasized in the sentence.

Eliminate C, since 'this' emphasizes on the power instead of the cyclist.

Eliminate B, since the subject becomes too weak due to the absence of a verb for the cyclist.

My Choice: (A) has a better structure and conveys the meaning properly.

Logical !!!
IMO A

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