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The use of gravity waves, which do not interact with matter

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The use of gravity waves, which do not interact with matter in the way electromagnetic waves do, hopefully will enable astronomers to study the actual formation of black holes and neutron stars.

(A) in the way electromagnetic waves do, hopefully will enable
(B) in the way electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
(C) like electromagnetic waves, hopefully will enable
(D) like electromagnetic waves, would enable, hopefully
(E) such as electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
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B . the actual verb is enable.. hopefully is an adverb...
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New post 22 Jan 2005, 09:16
A)hopefully is wrongly used..refer to the following link
http://www.bartleby.com/64/C003/0160.html

C,D,E have wrong comparisons..
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New post 14 Jun 2005, 12:01
After eliminating all AC for wrong usage of "hopefully" we are left with B and E.

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- If AC "E" was rephrased with the following, as electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable, wouldnt the AC be correct?

- What is the difference between using "as" and "such as".

Is "such as" used as an "example" and "as" is used for comparison of clauses [Vs phrases, for which we'd use "like"]. Is that the crucial difference between "as" and "such as".
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Is "such as" used as an "example" and "as" is used for comparison of clauses [Vs phrases, for which we'd use "like"]. Is that the crucial difference between "as" and "such as".[/quote]

Yes, such as is used usually for listings of examples whereas AS or LIKE is used to point out differences/similarities.
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E - such as EM waves do is not idiomatic. Also such as should only be used to list exmaples. However, we're not listing examples, but rather showing some similarity in their properties
in the way EM waves do vs like EM waves -> like EM waves is out. It compares action to a item (waves). So C and D are out.

Between A and B, I'll go with B. 'hopefully will enable' in A doesn't sound very right.

B for me.
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OA is B
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New post 15 Jun 2005, 01:12
A seems correct to me :(
Can somebody explain why the answer is B
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New post 15 Jun 2005, 01:22
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A seems correct to me :(
Can somebody explain why the answer is B


i think its because of the way the word 'hopefully' is used...the phrase 'it is hoped' is more grammatically correct in this sentence
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