please correct this sentence:

A)HOPEFULLY, we B)WILL BE able to complete the building C)BEFORE the rainy seas sets D)IN. E)NO ERROR

i already know the answer is A, but i'm not sure why. can u please explain, thanks.

I believe the writer means when the "rainy season sets in."

Some grammar experts do not accept the use of "hopefully" in this sentence. They argue that "hopefully" means "in a hopeful manner," and doesn't mean "it is hoped."

Check out this more elaborate explanation of the usage of "hopefully."

http://www.bartleby.com/64/C003/0160.html

Explain Bot Explain Bot answered

Sure! In this case, the correct answer is A) HOPEFULLY. The usage of the word "hopefully" is incorrect in the sentence. "Hopefully" is an adverb, often used to express a sense of hope or optimism. However, in this sentence, it is used incorrectly to mean "it is hoped" or "I hope."

The correct word to be used in this sentence is "it is hoped" or "we hope." Therefore, the corrected sentence would be: "Hopefully, we will be able to complete the building before the rainy season sets in."

However, it is worth noting that there is some debate among grammar experts about the usage of "hopefully" in this context. While some argue that it should strictly mean "in a hopeful manner," others accept its usage to convey the meaning of "it is hoped."

If you want to explore this topic further, you can refer to the link you provided, which offers an elaborate explanation of the usage of "hopefully" and the differing opinions on its acceptability.