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The expected rise in the price of oil could be a serious [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2012, 08:03
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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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Re: Expected rise in the price [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2012, 08:56
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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


D&E ?

'seriously impact on' is not correct usage.
It should be 'seriously impact industrialized nations'.
Therefore B and C are incorrect.

A has a problem because the sentences uses 'serious impact to'. It should be 'serious impact on'.

Between D and E, the 'possibility of' is the correct usage. Hence E is right.

I believe the best option is 1 below
1) could seriously impact industrialized nations and could severely diminish/impede or
Since we don't have that option 2) works.
2) could have a serious impact on nations and could severely diminish

The usage of have might be confusing but it is the best choice we are left with.
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Re: Expected rise in the price [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2012, 10:01
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Between D and E

D) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have ---- impede means to obstruct, hinder , block , The meaning is changed – possibility to have is unidiomatic
(E) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having--- diminish means to reduce, the right intent. Possibility of having is idiomatic

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