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# The modernization program for the steel mill will cost

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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.
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17 Jun 2006, 11:30
It's yogurt for sure... C!
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17 Jun 2006, 11:32
I say B

The program will cost...

(A) incorrect use of "which"... refers to dollars, yet needs to refer to program
(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. I think "Modernizing... to be completed" is incorrect... it is better if it is a program or modernization to be completed...
(D) again... "which" is wrong as well as the whole sentence is awkward
(E) very awkward... "a program that... will cost" or "modernizing... will cost"?
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17 Jun 2006, 11:37
Problem with B is -

The modernization program for the steel mill, hopefully completed in the late 1980â€™s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.

Not parallel.

Hey u2lover, what happened to ur avatar? I think it rocked!
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17 Jun 2006, 11:46
Problem with B is -

The modernization program for the steel mill, hopefully completed in the late 1980â€™s, will cost approximately 51 million dollars.

Not parallel.

Hey u2lover, what happened to ur avatar? I think it rocked!

don't know... something is wrong with the link... don't have time to look into it now... wanna answer some ?s while I have time... though agree that it ROCKED!!! it happened before and without any of my efforts it appeared again... so hoping this will be the case this time...

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17 Jun 2006, 11:54
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Straight E

Hopefully is never correct in GMAT English, so B & C are out.
A & D incorectly use which.
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17 Jun 2006, 12:01
deowl wrote:
Straight E

Hopefully is never correct in GMAT English, so B & C are out.
A & D incorectly use which.

Hmm..I wasn't aware that hopefully is incorrect in GMAT. Is this something you read somewhere or learned frome experience? Please share with us!

Also in E, should "be completed in the late 1980â€™s" be "be completed by the late 1980â€™s"? Thats why I didn't go with E
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17 Jun 2006, 12:17
Hmm... I thought it is a common knowledge. It is one of the first
things you learn about GMAT English, along with being, so as to, since and others.

Anyway here is the full explanation:

http://www.bartleby.com/64/C003/0160.html

Additionally, pay really close attention to this site. It is extremely close to what considered GMAT English.
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10 Sep 2007, 10:22
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deowl wrote:
Hmm... I thought it is a common knowledge. It is one of the first
things you learn about GMAT English, along with being, so as to, since and others.

Anyway here is the full explanation:

http://www.bartleby.com/64/C003/0160.html

Additionally, pay really close attention to this site. It is extremely close to what considered GMAT English.

since and being are correct on the GMAT, though they tend to be rarely correct.

hopefully is always wrong on the gmat test.
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10 Sep 2007, 10:36
OA is E.
10 Sep 2007, 10:36
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