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Brief psychotherapy requires far fewer hours and costs far less money than traditional psychoanalysis and so will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount of people currently seeking therapy.
A) will hopefully prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount
B) will prove hopefully to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount
C) hopefully will prove to be an effective treatment for many of large number
D) will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large number
E) will, it is hoped, prove to be an effective treatment for many of the large amount

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flamingo
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We see a 3:2 split on the usage of Amount and Number. But since it refers to People, which are countable, the correct construct is Number. 
This leaves us with C & D. Now this one is tough to differentiate between C & D.
Hopefully is an adverb and needs to a modify a verb. Otherwise "I hope" is more preferable. 
For example, 
Incorrect: Hopefully, we will win
Correct:" I hope we win
Also Correct: I prayed hopefully, we will win
So in this context, C is incorrect
The Correct answer is D. 

 

answered Feb 13, 2015 by Guru (5,625 points)
selected Feb 13, 2015 by
nababorah0399
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(C) First large number of people not large amount of people- countable. Thus left out option C & D. Hopefully is adverb and should be used.
answered Feb 11, 2015 by Beginner (1 point)
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