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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 [/quote]
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22 Jun 2004, 23:56
I think that 'E' is the answer. "Have impact" & "possibility of" look to be appropriate usage.

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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, C) Wrong

(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

Plz explain ur answer.

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23 Jun 2004, 00:02
"impact on" i guess is more idiomatic and it is continuing process so use of "having" is more appropriate

so i would go with E
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23 Jun 2004, 04:17
E ... the ans for me..

''Impact on '' and ''possibilty of '' are the right froms of exp\ression...

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23 Jun 2004, 05:11
Another E vote.

My reasoning is in line with the explanations above.
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09 May 2010, 10:27
impact on and possibility of appear also in C, so whats wrong with C??
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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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impact on and possibility of appear also in C, so whats wrong with C??
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A,B,C - incorrect -- Always remember in GMAT --impact should remain a noun; a proposal can have an impact.(The only thing that can be impacted is a wisdom tooth).
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impact on and possibility of appear also in C, so whats wrong with C??
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A,B,C - incorrect -- Always remember in GMAT --impact should remain a noun; a proposal can have an impact.(The only thing that can be impacted is a wisdom tooth).

industrialized nations is a noun (OK, it is a noun with its modifier), so what is your point?
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E.
idiom usage.

Which idiom?

I also think that it is a matter of meaning (impede vs diminish).

Thoughts on that?
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noboru wrote:
surya610 wrote:
E.
idiom usage.

Which idiom?

I also think that it is a matter of meaning (impede vs diminish).

Thoughts on that?

i think 'possibility' cannot be followed by an infinitive
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21 Nov 2010, 03:06
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E.
idiom usage.

Which idiom?

I also think that it is a matter of meaning (impede vs diminish).

Thoughts on that?

i think 'possibility' cannot be followed by an infinitive

Could anybody corroborate that? I have read many times possibility to...

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23 Nov 2010, 07:40
I picked E, however when i saw all the options i was debating between C and E. Tough one i would say.
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18 Dec 2010, 07:30
noboru wrote:
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impact on and possibility of appear also in C, so whats wrong with C??
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A,B,C - incorrect -- Always remember in GMAT --impact should remain a noun; a proposal can have an impact.(The only thing that can be impacted is a wisdom tooth).

industrialized nations is a noun (OK, it is a noun with its modifier), so what is your point?

OK, I read "modify" where you said "remain"...
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could anyone further explain this one?
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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 ----usage of 'be a serious impact' is wrong grammatically and meaning-wise
(B) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have--'Impact on' can only be used as a Noun,not as a verb.
(C) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having --'Impact on' can only be used as a Noun,not as a verb.
(D) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have--parallel, yet 'severely impede' as well as 'possibility too' don't sound right.
(E) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having--Best sounding ! Possibility of is preferable over possibility to. It is also adhering to Parallelism.

I believe E is the right answer . Please find my explanation above. Is there an OA for this question ?

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noboru wrote:
impact on and possibility of appear also in C, so whats wrong with C??
Thanks.

Accorindg to some sources:

A,B,C - incorrect -- Always remember in GMAT --impact should remain a noun; a proposal can have an impact.(The only thing that can be impacted is a wisdom tooth).

Does GMAT tests such usage? What's the source of this question?
The difference between 'possibility to have' and 'possibility of having' is subtle. Moreover, the rule on impact is even more subtle?
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Can some one please explain this Q in details. Thanks in advance!
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Can some one please explain this Q in details. Thanks in advance!

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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
"The expected rise in the price of oil " could not itself be a serious impact BUT can HAVE a serious impact..
Parallelism ISSUE

(B) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
It could seriously impact industrialized .. NOT IT could seriously impact ON industrialized..
changes the meaning by using 'impede' instead of diminish..
impede means delay while diminish means making less

(C) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having
It could seriously impact industrialized .. NOT IT could seriously impact ON industrialized..
changes the meaning by using 'impede' instead of diminish..
impede means delay while diminish means making less

(D) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility to have
Corrects the parallelism issue but changes meaning by using 'impede' instead of diminish

(E) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having
CORRECT as it is
E ans
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As impact is a vt., impact could be followed by objective without prep "on", say "the earthquake impacted her life".

In GMAT, we generally use impact as an noun and the prep "on" is followed.

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