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The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980â€™s.
(A) The modernization program for the steel mill will cost approximately 51 million dollars, which it is hoped can be completed in the late 1980â€™s.
(B) The modernization program for the steel mill, hopefully completed in the late 1980â€™s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(C) Modernizing the steel mill, hopefully to be completed in the late 1980â€™s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(D) The program for modernizing the steel mill, which can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980â€™s and cost approximately 51 million dollars.
(E) Modernizing the steel mill, a program that can, it is hoped, be completed in the late 1980â€™s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.

I can not select between B and E.
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23 Jul 2005, 05:35
Picked E.

B -"hopefully completed in the late 1980â€™s" - what ????

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23 Jul 2005, 05:43
E it is.

A has modifier problem. Seem to indicate that 51 million dollar is hoped to be completed.
B - out - has hard time providing the sequance of events. Whether the program has completed or it will be completed...
C out - hopefully to be completed. need can be ...
D has all sort of problems.
E solves it all.
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23 Jul 2005, 05:44
okdongdong wrote:
I can not select between B and E.

E. hopefully, which is always incorrect in formal english, in B is incorrect.
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23 Jul 2005, 09:20
I was picking C...but is there a rule of "hopefully"?

can someone please shed light on use of "hopefully"...if there is ....this definetly something I learned today...

HIMALAYA wrote:
okdongdong wrote:
I can not select between B and E.

E. hopefully, which is always incorrect in formal english, in B is incorrect.
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25 Jul 2005, 04:17
fresinha12 wrote:
I was picking C...but is there a rule of "hopefully"?

can someone please shed light on use of "hopefully"...if there is ....this definetly something I learned today...

HIMALAYA wrote:
okdongdong wrote:
I can not select between B and E.

E. hopefully, which is always incorrect in formal english, in B is incorrect.

hopefully is not accepted in formal written english, however it is ok in spoken. choose always hope or hoped according to the requirement................
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