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The expected rise in the price of oil could be a serious impact to industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility to have an economy free of inflation.

(A) be a serious impact to industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility to have
(B) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
(C) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having
(D) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
(E) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having

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11 Oct 2009, 07:25
I would go with [E].
[A] - "could be a serious impact to" is unidiomatic
[B], [C] - need "could have a serious impact on" or "could seriously impact"
[D] - "diminishing the possibility of having" seems more correct than "impede the possibility to have".

What is the OA?
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11 Oct 2009, 07:48
I would go with [E].
[A] - "could be a serious impact to" is unidiomatic
[B], [C] - need "could have a serious impact on" or "could seriously impact"
[D] - "diminishing the possibility of having" seems more correct than "impede the possibility to have".

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I totally agree.

Difference b/w D & E is the usage of correct idiom. I think "possibility of" is correct idiom.
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11 Oct 2009, 07:52
possibility of doing smth

E
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10 May 2010, 05:59
IMO E.

possibility of ...

what is the OA?
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10 May 2010, 13:41
C.
parallel..

seriously impact..AND severly impede..
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06 Jul 2010, 21:27
B and E are close contenders. I picked D at first...but with the idiom issue on discussion , i think its E. what is the OA?
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08 Jul 2010, 09:54
E is not parallel....C IMO...OA pls
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08 Jul 2010, 12:04
sacmanitin wrote:
The expected rise in the price of oil could be a serious impact to industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility to have an economy free of inflation.

(A) be a serious impact to industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility to have
(B) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
(C) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having
(D) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
(E) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having

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I would choose E. -- 'possibility of'

B & C -- seriously impact ON industrialized nations is not correct.
If C read "seriously impact industrialized nations" i would have marked C.
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08 Jul 2010, 20:35
110% E

(C) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having --> change of meaning.
There is a difference between saying
could have a serious impact on industrialized nations (That means impact in general, may or may not)
could seriously impact on industrialized nations - more likely, this is a truth! Fatal change of meaning.

E it is.
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09 Jul 2010, 23:35
yeah, definitely E

have an impact on ...
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diminish the possibility of having ...
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10 Jul 2010, 02:49
IMO C....

You can easily eliminate the other options as there is a split between "possibility to" vs possibility of". The latter part is correct.

There is close call between C and E, but C holds the ans as it maintains parallelism.
@ nusmavrik : I think the meaning remains unaltered. The uncertainity is conveyed by the usage of "could" which is common to both.
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10 Jul 2010, 13:05
As mentioned earlier the flaw with B/C is (severely impact on) which needs to be replaced with severely impact the to make it parallel.
E it is.
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24 Jul 2010, 11:55
noboru wrote:
whats wrong with C here?

Here is C: The expected rise in the price of oil could seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having an economy free of inflation.

Something cannot seriously impact on something else. Something can have a serious impact on something else. or something can seriously impact something else.

For example. My shoes impact on my ability to run quickly. This simply doesn't make sense. My shoes have an impact on my ability... or my shoes impact my ability..., they cannot impact on my ability.

This narrows the answer choices down to D and E and E has the correct idiom, possibility of, so E is the correct answer
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25 Jul 2010, 02:26
E is the correct answer is what I feel as well. please post the OA
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25 Jul 2010, 11:20
IMO E..
possibility of is the correct idiom..
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11 Jun 2012, 16:49
sacmanitin wrote:
The expected rise in the price of oil could be a serious impact to industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility to have an economy free of inflation.

(A) be a serious impact to industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility to have
(B) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
(C) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having
(D) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
(E) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having

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i would go for C here. verb is better than noun. possibility+to verb is unidiomatic expression. so C wins the bill
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12 Jun 2012, 06:18
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sacmanitin wrote:
The expected rise in the price of oil could be a serious impact to industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility to have an economy free of inflation.

(A) be a serious impact to industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility to have
(B) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
(C) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having
(D) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
(E) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having

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i would go for C here. verb is better than noun. possibility+to verb is unidiomatic expression. so C wins the bill

Hi there,

Choice C has three errors:
1. In this choice, "impact" has been used as "verb". It is absolutely ungrammatical to say that "A seriously impact on B." The correct sentence would be: A seriously impact B. Hence, "seriously impact on industrilaized nations" is incorrect.
2. There is difference between "impeded" and "diminish". "impede" means "hinder" and "diminish" means "reduce". These two words cannot be used interchangeably.
3 The idiom "possibility of" is "preferred over "possibility to".

These three errors make Choice C incorrect.

Choice E is the correct answer as the usage of "impact" is correct, "diminish", the word from original choice, is retained, and "possibily of" has been used.

Hope this helps.
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12 Jun 2012, 07:36
thanks for nice explanation Shraddha. i agreed that diminish must be used in the correct choice. if diminish instead of impede is used in C, will that be a correct sentence apart from E or assume that there is no E.

"Increased demand will impact on sales" or "increased demand will have a impact on sales"
which one is better??
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12 Jun 2012, 07:41
alchemist009 wrote:
thanks for nice explanation Shraddha. i agreed that diminish must be used in the correct choice. if diminish instead of impede is used in C, will that be a correct sentence apart from E or assume that there is no E.

"Increased demand will impact on sales" or "increased demand will have a impact on sales"
which one is better??

It would either have to be "Increased demand will impact sales" (no on) or, "Increased demand will have an impact on sales." You can impact something, or have an impact on something. You cannot impact on something
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