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# With global warming causing so much havoc with weather patterns recent

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With global warming causing so much havoc with weather patterns recently, many farmers hope that their crops are producing more.

a) hope that their crops are producing more
b) are wishing that their crops ought to produce more
c) are hoping that their crops will be producing more
d) wishes the production of their crops was more
e) desperately hope that their crops are giving more production

Originally posted by Nilabh_s on 10 Sep 2013, 04:57.
Last edited by Bunuel on 22 May 2018, 09:30, edited 3 times in total.
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10 Sep 2013, 09:26
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With global warming causing so much havoc with weather patterns recently, many farmers hope that their crops are producing more.

a) hope that their crops are producing more
Wrong. "Hope + Progressive Tense" is always wrong. --> Correct structure is: HOPE + WILL

b) are wishing that their crops ought to produce more
Wrong. "Ought to produce" changes meaning.

c) are hoping that their crops will be producing more
Correct. "are hoping" + Future tense ==> correct structure.

d) wishes the production of their crops was more
Wrong. Farmers is plural --> "wishes" is singular --> wrong.

e) desperately hope that their crops are giving more production.
Wrong. "are giving" is wrong. "Hope + Progressive Tense" is always wrong. --> Correct structure is: HOPE + WILL

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I think the answer is Option C.

The trick is that since the Farmer is "hoping"/"hopes, etc we need to look out for a "will/might/" that goes along well with the hope.

Option A is incorrect --> Hoping that the crops 'are' producing more -> This implies the crops are already producing, but the farmer here is hoping they will produce in the coming future, not right now

Options B, D & E are really bad wording/incorrect usage of english as can be seen clearly.

We are left with Option C, which correctly states the usage 'will' by saying -> "are hoping that their crops will be producing more" ...

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Just a comment in relation to Option E. The addition of "desperately" changes the meaning of the original sentence, which just has “hope”. Many times on the GMAT you will have to choose between two or more grammatically correct options. One way to do this is to eliminate options that change the meaning of the original sentence. All answer choices come up with equal frequency. This means that 80% of the time the original sentence is wrong. However, it is still an important skill on the GMAT to be able to determine the meaning of the original sentence.
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02 Jan 2016, 20:28
The one forthright clue is that a hope now is a wish for the future, neither for the past nor for the present. So, the hopefully intended future tense, present only in C, points to the logically correct answer.
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04 Jan 2016, 00:37
It should be C.

although at first sight , all answers seems to be incorrect, but then we figure out that C is the best of all.
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01 Apr 2016, 11:39
Nilabh_s wrote:
Hi All,

With global warming causing so much havoc with weather patterns recently, many farmers hope that their crops are producing more.

a) hope that their crops are producing more
hope is about future. "are producing" is used for what is happening. "hope" + "are producing" is wrong combination here.

b) are wishing that their crops ought to produce more
ought to does not go well with meaning.

c) are hoping that their crops will be producing more
yes we hope that something will or will be happening in future. - correct.

d) wishes the production of their crops was more
wishes + was --- mix of present and past. worng.

e) desperately hope that their crops are giving more production
same as A.
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22 May 2018, 09:26
Nilabh_s wrote:
Hi All,

With global warming causing so much havoc with weather patterns recently, many farmers hope that their crops are producing more.

a) hope that their crops are producing more

b) are wishing that their crops ought to produce more

c) are hoping that their crops will be producing more

d) wishes the production of their crops was more

e) desperately hope that their crops are giving more production

Only C makes sense. Hope + future tense - Correct
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