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

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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



I always don't understand this point of grammar. Gravity waves do not interact with matter like electromagnetic waves. Clarify on what this means, I think it means it does not interact with matter that is like electromagnetic waves.

Gravity waves do not interact with matter like electromagnetic waves do interact with matter.

Do you cut out the "interact with matter" part to make it more readable. Is that what people do who speak English?

You have to understand stuffed bears are foreigners like someone from Russia or India. :lol: :lol:

Originally posted by Curly05 on 26 Jul 2003, 07:33.
Last edited by Bunuel on 10 Jul 2018, 05:07, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: The use of gravity waves, which do not interact with matter in the way [#permalink]

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(B) is right. Technically, the word "hopefully" is an adverb form of the word "hopeful," which is used to describe one's state of mind about a particular thing.

For example:

JP is hopeful that he will get a good score on the GMAT.
JP thought hopefully about his future GMAT score.

But:

JP will, it is hoped, receive a high score on the GMAT.

or:

It is hoped that JP will receive a high score on the GMAT.
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New post 23 Jul 2008, 10:45
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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.

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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New post 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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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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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
check out this link which talks about incorrect usage of hopefully.

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

hopefully ,this link helps ... :shock: oops
i hope ,this link helps :-D
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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New post 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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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 almost always wrong in GMAT
B) in the way electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable - CORRECT
C) like electromagnetic waves, hopefully will enable - 'hopefully' is almost always wrong in GMAT
D) like electromagnetic waves, would enable, hopefully - 'hopefully' is almost always wrong in GMAT
E) such as electromagnetic waves do, will, it is hoped, enable - 'such as' is used to give examples
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New post 15 Aug 2010, 09:05
I pick B because I look at your question about Will.

I was really torn between A, B though.

After reading this by BlindVision, I'm a bit more clear now:

"This once-useful adverb meaning "with hope" has been distorted and is now widely used to mean "I hope" or "it is to be hoped." Such use is not merely wrong, it is silly. To say, "Hopefully, I'll leave on the noon plane" is to talk nonsense. Do you mean you'll leave on the noon plane in a hopeful frame of mind? Or do you mean you hope you'll leave on the noon plane? Whichever you mean, you haven't said it clearly. Although the word in its new, free-floating capacity may be pleasurable and even useful to many, it offends the ear of many others, who do not like to see words dulled or eroded, particularly when the erosion leads to ambiguity, softness, or nonsense."

http://grammar.about.com/od/grammarfaq/f/sentadvqa.htm
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New post 01 Mar 2018, 22:09
Can u please provide reasoning to eliminate A
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New post 02 Mar 2018, 00:03
harikrish wrote:
Can u please provide reasoning to eliminate A

A is eliminated because of the incorrect usage. On GMAT, we generally try to avoid the word "hopefully" especially when it is not acting as a clear adverb and is used in place of " I hope that"
For example, "Hopefully, he will reach my place by noon"
Here, Hopefully is incorrectly used. Rather, it should have been I hope that...
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