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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

Pls give explanation.

Last edited by chan4312 on 23 Jul 2008, 08:39, edited 1 time in total.
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24 Jul 2008, 22:18
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x2suresh wrote:
dushver wrote:
Thats right! Hopefully is almost never correct as per GMAT standards. The answer option B looks the best, as option E has a wrong such as usage.

Why hopefully is wrong in GMAT??? any reason..

hopefully is adverb modifies enable... looks perfect.

On second look, C and D are out because improper comparision.

which do not interact wiht matter like EM waves
= G waves .. interact wiht matter like EM waves.
(comparing "G waves interact" with "EM waves") --> C and D are out

Between A and B.
I am not conviced why hopefully is wrong..

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hi x2suresh

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/hopefully.aspx

hopefully ,this link helps ... oops
do check out this too :
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hopefully

hopeful cannot be paralleled with i hope
hopefully means certainly (a sort of making prediction)
"Hopefully, I will win the Nobel Prize in Literature." -> incorrect this is kind of statement in which the person is unsure
“Hopefully, I will win the Nobel Prize in Literature, irregardless.” -> correct -> the person is hopeful

i hope u got the meaning y hopefully is incorrect usage in geneal when used for meaning "i hope or it is hoped "

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24 Jul 2008, 08:48
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x2suresh wrote:
dushver wrote:
Thats right! Hopefully is almost never correct as per GMAT standards. The answer option B looks the best, as option E has a wrong such as usage.

Why hopefully is wrong in GMAT??? any reason..

hopefully is adverb modifies enable... looks perfect.

On second look, C and D are out because improper comparision.

which do not interact wiht matter like EM waves
= G waves .. interact wiht matter like EM waves.
(comparing "G waves interact" with "EM waves") --> C and D are out

Between A and B.
I am not conviced why hopefully is wrong..

hi x2suresh

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/hopefully.aspx

hopefully ,this link helps ... oops
do check out this too :
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hopefully

hopeful cannot be paralleled with i hope
hopefully means certainly (a sort of making prediction)
"Hopefully, I will win the Nobel Prize in Literature." -> incorrect this is kind of statement in which the person is unsure
“Hopefully, I will win the Nobel Prize in Literature, irregardless.” -> correct -> the person is hopeful

i hope u got the meaning y hopefully is incorrect usage in geneal when used for meaning "i hope or it is hoped "
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23 Jul 2008, 11:14
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dushver wrote:
Thats right! Hopefully is almost never correct as per GMAT standards. The answer option B looks the best, as option E has a wrong such as usage.

Why hopefully is wrong in GMAT??? any reason..

hopefully is adverb modifies enable... looks perfect.

On second look, C and D are out because improper comparision.

which do not interact wiht matter like EM waves
= G waves .. interact wiht matter like EM waves.
(comparing "G waves interact" with "EM waves") --> C and D are out

Between A and B.
I am not conviced why hopefully is wrong..
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24 Jul 2008, 10:31
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spriya wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
dushver wrote:
Thats right! Hopefully is almost never correct as per GMAT standards. The answer option B looks the best, as option E has a wrong such as usage.

Why hopefully is wrong in GMAT??? any reason..

hopefully is adverb modifies enable... looks perfect.

On second look, C and D are out because improper comparision.

which do not interact wiht matter like EM waves
= G waves .. interact wiht matter like EM waves.
(comparing "G waves interact" with "EM waves") --> C and D are out

Between A and B.
I am not conviced why hopefully is wrong..

hi x2suresh

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/hopefully.aspx

hopefully ,this link helps ... oops
do check out this too :
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hopefully

hopeful cannot be paralleled with i hope
hopefully means certainly (a sort of making prediction)
"Hopefully, I will win the Nobel Prize in Literature." -> incorrect this is kind of statement in which the person is unsure
“Hopefully, I will win the Nobel Prize in Literature, irregardless.” -> correct -> the person is hopeful

i hope u got the meaning y hopefully is incorrect usage in geneal when used for meaning "i hope or it is hoped "

Thanks
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23 Jul 2008, 08:38
chan4312 wrote:
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

Pls give explanation.

We are comparing "gravity waves" with "electromagnet waves"
like is appropriate.

between C and D
C looks good. --> the use of gravity waves,... hopefully will enable astronomers to study.
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23 Jul 2008, 08:47
chan4312 wrote:
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

Pls give explanation.

C

ans A and B contain "in the way" which is awkward
ans E uses "such as" which is used when examples are provided. not to compare things
ans C and D use "like" which is correct but ans D gets wordy with "would enable" and changes the verb tense
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23 Jul 2008, 10:41
guys

OA is not C ..Try again
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23 Jul 2008, 10:45
chan4312 wrote:
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

Pls give explanation.

HOPEFULLY is always wrong in GMAT
reject A,C,D
we are left with B and E ,here E is wrong such as EM wavs do is wrong .such as idiom is followed by examples hence do will be hanging the without any referrent.
B is the best choice among the lot
IMO B
OA pls !!
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23 Jul 2008, 10:47
spriya wrote:
chan4312 wrote:
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

Pls give explanation.

HOPEFULLY is always wrong in GMAT
reject A,C,D
we are left with B and E ,here E is wrong such as EM wavs do is wrong .such as idiom is followed by examples hence do will be hanging the without any referrent.
B is the best choice among the lot
IMO B
OA pls !!

again em waves is not te matter here hence C cannot be true
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23 Jul 2008, 10:48
Thats right! Hopefully is almost never correct as per GMAT standards. The answer option B looks the best, as option E has a wrong such as usage.
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24 Jul 2008, 08:51
(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

"like" use to modify noun, not clause
"such as" use to give examples

So (A)
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24 Jul 2008, 10:29
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
'hopefully' is acting like a sentence adverb..modifying entire sentence...But, adverbs should modify only verbs..use of hopefully is not correct here.
(B) in the way electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
hold it
(C) like electromagnetic waves, hopefully will enable
comparing an action with a subject
(D) like electromagnetic waves, would enable, hopefully
comparing an action with a subject
(E) such as electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable
such as is used to illustrate a set of related items. its usage is not correct.

Thanks spriya and everybody...

OA is B
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25 Jul 2008, 06:13
spriya wrote:
spriya wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
Thats right! Hopefully is almost never correct as per GMAT standards. The answer option B looks the best, as option E has a wrong such as usage.

Why hopefully is wrong in GMAT??? any reason..

hopefully is adverb modifies enable... looks perfect.

On second look, C and D are out because improper comparision.

which do not interact wiht matter like EM waves
= G waves .. interact wiht matter like EM waves.
(comparing "G waves interact" with "EM waves") --> C and D are out

Between A and B.
I am not conviced why hopefully is wrong..

recently
hi x2suresh

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/hopefully.aspx

hopefully ,this link helps ... oops
do check out this too :
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hopefully

hopeful cannot be paralleled with i hope
hopefully means certainly (a sort of making prediction)
"Hopefully, I will win the Nobel Prize in Literature." -> incorrect this is kind of statement in which the person is unsure
“Hopefully, I will win the Nobel Prize in Literature, irregardless.” -> correct -> the person is hopeful

i hope u got the meaning y hopefully is incorrect usage in geneal when used for meaning "i hope or it is hoped "

where are the kudos ???????

You got it. +1
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25 Jul 2008, 06:55
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25 Jul 2008, 19:18
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you deserve.. +1

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where are the kudos ???????

u got +1

was searching for this....
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03 Dec 2012, 04:54
Can anyone explain the usage of HOPEFULLY. also please check my reasoning behind the answer choices

8. 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 – Hopefully is wrong on GMAT
B) in the way electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable - Use IT IS HOPED instead of HOPEFULLY (Correct)
C) like electromagnetic waves, hopefully will enable – If we are using LIKE, the comparison should be some be between “The use of gravity waves” and “The use of electromagnetic waves”. Here like is comparing between “The Use of gravity waves” with “electromagnetic waves”
D) like electromagnetic waves, would enable, hopefully – Same as C and A
E) such as electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable – such as should be used to give examples. If in this case, we are supposed to introduce “electromagnetic waves” then “do” should not be there. The usage of Hopefully changes the meaning.

Though I drilled down to right ans choice, I still did not understand the usage of “hopefully”? Hopefully is an adverb (an adverb modifies verb, another adverb, adjective, phrases, clauses). Here hopefully modifies “will enable astronomers to study the actual formation of black holes and neutron stars”.
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