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


E. agree with hopefully but D is still incomplete.
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New post 27 Dec 2006, 21:38
which in D is incorrect

C is incorrect because it uses hopefully.

hopefully is not a recognized word by many good grammarians

E it is for correct usage of modifiers
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AimHigher, you're right. Now that i look back at it, "hopefully" does look awkward.

Do you now of sentences in which "hopefully" can be used correctly?
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AimHigher, you're right. Now that i look back at it, "hopefully" does look awkward.

Do you now of sentences in which "hopefully" can be used correctly?


I remember reading it somewhere the use of 'hopefully' in GMAT almost alwyas wrong. Someone can correct me if they know differntly.
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OA is E.
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E strikes me as the worst of the bunch--awful flow with all those clauses + a passive verb.
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