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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) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having

(B) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having


Why is the answer B not A? Does A have any errors ?

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Re: a SC question [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2004, 20:05
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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) seriously impact on industrialized nations and severely impede the possibility of having
(B) have a serious impact on industrialized nations and severely diminish the possibility of having

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A) could seriously impact on industralized... is wrong. Could seriously impact industralized... is right.

Further, 'impede the possibility' is wrong.
you don't say that "I blocked (impeded) the possibility."
The better usage is "I decreased(diminished) the possibility."
Re: a SC question   [#permalink] 28 Jun 2004, 20:05
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