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The architect proposed that supplies for the new wing of the

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The architect proposed that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be procured from local providers.

(A) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be
(B) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by the end of the year, be
(C) that the hospital's new wing's supplies, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by year's end, might be
(D) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hope to be open by the end of the year, were
(E) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to open by the end of the year, be
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16 Jul 2007, 23:20
E.

Hoped and opened are grammatically incorrect. Also the word "proposed", strikes a discordant note except with the word "be".
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16 Jul 2007, 23:30
vishalsuri wrote:
The architect proposed that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be procured from local providers.

(A) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be
(B) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by the end of the year, be
(C) that the hospital's new wing's supplies, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by year's end, might be
(D) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hope to be open by the end of the year, were
(E) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to open by the end of the year, be

hmm. may be wrong but I choose E.

directive verb + that + noun + base verb
proposed + that + supplies (for the new wing of the hospital) + be

(for the new wing of the hospital) is a middle man / prepositional phrase that we can ignore.
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17 Jul 2007, 07:06
Intro: New to GMAT and just bought my material (haven't opened it yet)

My response: why not B ?

Any feedback is appreciated.
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17 Jul 2007, 07:30
use of word 'propose' make me think subjunctive and I find B and E.
In B, 'hope to be opened' is not right.
E is my choice.
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17 Jul 2007, 08:03
(A) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be - Misplaced Modifier modifying hospital instead of its wing

(B) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by the end of the year, be - Opened is a red flag after "be" form..

(C) that the hospital's new wing's supplies, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by year's end, might be- Misplaced Modifier modifying supplies instead of wing

(D) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hope to be open by the end of the year, were - "were" is red flag due to tense problem

(E) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to open by the end of the year, be - It correctly uses modifier

So, E
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17 Jul 2007, 08:15
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Intro: New to GMAT and just bought my material (haven't opened it yet)

My response: why not B ?

Any feedback is appreciated.

That's because supplies for the hospital's new wing can't BE from local providers. You see the point?
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17 Jul 2007, 08:15
narrowed to A&E
modifier problem in A, hence answer is E.
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17 Jul 2007, 18:49
vishalsuri wrote:
The architect proposed that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be procured from local providers.

(A) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be
(B) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by the end of the year, be
(C) that the hospital's new wing's supplies, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by year's end, might be
(D) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hope to be open by the end of the year, were
(E) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to open by the end of the year, be

OA is E.

But can someone please elaborate on what's wrong with B ?
It's a question from kaplan 800 and the explanation in the book is that E is better than B because "to open" is clearer and less wordy than the passive "to be opened".

-Vishal
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18 Jul 2007, 00:12

which administrators hope to be opened by ???

E is clear
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18 Jul 2007, 02:07
vishalsuri wrote:
vishalsuri wrote:
vishalsuri wrote:
The architect proposed that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be procured from local providers.

(A) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be
(B) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by the end of the year, be
(C) that the hospital's new wing's supplies, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by year's end, might be
(D) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hope to be open by the end of the year, were
(E) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to open by the end of the year, be

OA is E.

But can someone please elaborate on what's wrong with B ?
It's a question from kaplan 800 and the explanation in the book is that E is better than B because "to open" is clearer and less wordy than the passive "to be opened".

-Vishal

anyone ??

it's a matter of concision. to be should be dropped.

he appears to be tired.
he appears tired.

same idea. less wordy
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18 Jul 2007, 03:23
vishalsuri wrote:
vishalsuri wrote:
The architect proposed that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be procured from local providers.

(A) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hoped to open by the end of the year, will be
(B) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by the end of the year, be
(C) that the hospital's new wing's supplies, which hospital administrators hope to be opened by year's end, might be
(D) that supplies for the new wing of the hospital, which hospital administrators hope to be open by the end of the year, were
(E) that supplies for the hospital's new wing, which hospital administrators hope to open by the end of the year, be

OA is E.

But can someone please elaborate on what's wrong with B ?
It's a question from kaplan 800 and the explanation in the book is that E is better than B because "to open" is clearer and less wordy than the passive "to be opened".

-Vishal

"to open" and "to be opened" are distinct, in that the latter is wordy and tense structure is awkward.

Quote:
he appears to be tired.
he appears tired.

Yes.True.

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