Source: Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 Sentence Correction; #5

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Although a surge in retail sales have

Although a surge in retail sales have raised hopes that there is a recovery finally under way, many economists say that without a large amount of spending the recovery might not last.

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Parijat Sinha

Also in option D, I guess there is a cognitive situation at play (hopes), so using "that" is appropriate?

May 13, 2016 • Comment

Adam

Hi Parijat,

Yes. With the word "hope," the GMAT prefers:

1) so-and-so hopes to do X (hope + infinitive)
2) so-and-so hopes that A does Y (hope plus substantive clause beginning with "that")

The GMAT frowns on:

3) hope + participle
4) hope + (action with no verb at all)

May 17, 2016 • Reply

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Aug 18, 2015 • Comment

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