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A recent study showed that the constant roar of jet aircraft [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 11:49
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A recent study showed that the constant roar of jet aircraft could be a serious impact to the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility to have high blood pressure.

a. be a serious impact to the psychological well-being of children living
near airports and sharply increase their possibility to have
b. seriously impact the psychological well-being of children living near
airports and sharply increase their possibility to have
c. seriously impact the psychological well-being of children living near
airports and sharply increase their possibility of having
d. have a serious impact on the psychological well-being of children living
near airports and sharply increase their possibility to have
e. have a serious impact on the psychological well-being of children living
near airports and sharply increase their possibility of having


please provide explanation for your answer.
OA will follow.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 12:17
I would go with C. It was b/w C and E
A) "could be a serious impact" is unidiomatic
B and D are out because "possibility to have" is unidiomatic
C is better to E's passive voice and is more parallel "seriously impact/sharply increase"
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Re: SC- Jet Aircraft. (Tough one) [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 12:18
OA will follow.[/quote]

Will go with C
seriously .... sharply parallel and adverbs right next to the verbs modified
well-being of and possibility of ... parallel
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 12:26
Yes, I will go with C too.

seriously and sharply
of children living and of having

both parallelism, I think.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 18:32
I think E is the best.

As far as I know, "impact" is not used as a verb in GMAT.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 18:56
Could somebody fault E apart from what paul wrote. E asnd C. C follows parrelelism yet I am not so convinced on the on the use of impact as an idiom. I have known impact to be used as

impact on X to Y and not impact X
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 19:30
E is passive and:

could have a serious impact on the psychological well-being of children living
near airports ...
and
could sharply increase their possibility of having...

are not parallel.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 19:42
I feel compelled to question the question-

"their possibility" seems questionable. A possibility is a state of nature, not something that is ordinarily posssessed by an individual.

A definite article seems more appropriate.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 20:38
Hjort wrote:
I feel compelled to question the question-

"their possibility" seems questionable. A possibility is a state of nature, not something that is ordinarily posssessed by an individual.

A definite article seems more appropriate.


yep. you are right, but the answer is best among the worst :)
why "A" definite article is "the" :wink: :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2004, 03:19
Choice C for me also, for the reasons of parallel construction and right usage of "serious" for qualifying "impact"
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2004, 04:04
Guys This one is from Kaplan, OA is E!


I also found this question discussed previously.
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4205
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2004, 09:54
zukax wrote:
Guys This one is from Kaplan, OA is E!


I also found this question discussed previously.
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4205



:oops this one was tough!
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