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Following the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger, investigators concluded that many key people employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its contractors work an excessive amount of overtime that has the potential of causing errors in judgment.
(A) overtime that has the potential of causing
(B) overtime that has the potential to cause
(C) overtime that potentially can cause
(D) overtime, a practice that has the potential for causing
(E) overtime, a practice that can, potentially, cause
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2004, 16:18
I was on the fence between C and E, will pick C b/c E seems quite wordy
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2004, 17:59
It is not the overtime that causes failures but habit of working overtime.

Only (D) and (E) make sense.
In GMAT land [ potentially + can ] is considered redundant.

It Should be (D)
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2004, 20:27
Answer given is E.
I think "potentail for causing" looks unidiomatic.. can anybody explain more clearly.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2004, 00:58
"overtime that" seems to give the indication that overtime itself has the potential or is causing the errors in judgement.

Between D and E, E seems more idiomatic.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2004, 01:02
However IMO too,"potentially" is redudant in E.

"overtime,a practice that can cause" should have been enough.
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Following the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger, investigators concluded that many key people employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its contractors work an excessive amount of overtime that has the potential of causing errors in judgment.
(A) overtime that has the potential of causing
(B) overtime that has the potential to cause
(C) overtime that potentially can cause
(D) overtime, a practice that has the potential for causing
(E) overtime, a practice that can, potentially, cause


I think it is E.
even though 'potentially' is redundant in E, potentially(adverb) modifies practice(used as a verb). In D, I think, potential is used as an adjective, which doesn't seem right to me in this context.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2004, 02:09
Intrestin....

between D and E

D has unidiomatic expression ''for causing'' it should be rather ''to cause''

also the ''ing'' form helps us judge better ....

E is quite tricky and difficult one to pick at but then it seems the only one which corects all the errors... and yet still creates a doubt ...perhaps this is one way the ets wants to put us at ''confusion'' and go for the ''heart'strings''

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2004, 08:43
E is correct
Although, 'potentially.. can' is redundant; this choice is much better than D,
because D is blatantly wrong as it uses the wrong idiom 'potentialy for' as oppoesed to 'potential to'
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2004, 12:42
anandnk wrote:
It is not the overtime that causes failures but habit of working overtime.

Only (D) and (E) make sense.
In GMAT land [ potentially + can ] is considered redundant.

It Should be (D)



I think all of us tend to take the official answer too seriously. E can not be answer.

I concur with Anand's reasoning. See q-159 in OG for the explanation of Anand's reasoning.

Secondly, "potential for causing" is NOT a wrong idiom. See the q- 106 in GMAT885 document.

I strongly believe that the given answer is wrong. The correct answer must be D.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2004, 14:21
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anandnk wrote:
It is not the overtime that causes failures but habit of working overtime.
Only (D) and (E) make sense.
In GMAT land [ potentially + can ] is considered redundant.
It Should be (D)


I think all of us tend to take the official answer too seriously. E can not be answer.
I concur with Anand's reasoning. See q-159 in OG for the explanation of Anand's reasoning.
Secondly, "potential for causing" is NOT a wrong idiom. See the q- 106 in GMAT885 document. I strongly believe that the given answer is wrong. The correct answer must be D.

if we will consider "seriously" then it is not gmat-quality question. No need to mention og#159 as well as it incorporates different type of modifier. why should we adapt answer to wrong question?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2004, 20:21
yes, i do agree with D.

because potencially + can is redundant in GMAT land.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2005, 12:54
potentially can is redundant but potentially is adverb which is modifyiinf cause.
If that is the case, then E should be it, else C? I am not sure what will i pick up inthe test?
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