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# SC - Oil Price

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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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26 Feb 2006, 17:20
I will take E for this one

"could have a serious impact and severely diminish" is ||

"possibility to have" is awkard
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28 Feb 2006, 21:21
Can someone explain why this would be E?

When would you use "having"?
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02 Mar 2006, 00:19
I would go for C.

Firstly, I would pick "impede" over "diminish". Hence its either B, C or D.

Secondly, "possibility of having" is correct idiomatic expression not "possibility to have". Hence answer should be C.

Lastly, "seriously impact and severely impede" forms parallel construction.

OA/OE pls?
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^ E ^

1) As a noun, "impact" is is used with "on".
>> The book describes the revolution and its immediate impact on people.

So, A is out.

As a verb, it is not followed by "on" but used alone.
>> The take over of the company is likely to impact profit expectations.

So, B and C are out.

Now we are left with D and E

2) possibility of + noun
>> There is a possibility of success / possibility of being successful.

possibility that + sentence
>> There is a possibility that she will be successful.

So E is the correct one.

3) Also we have ||lism with E :
" ... could have ... and severely diminish ... "
02 Mar 2006, 01:38
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