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A recent study showed that the constant roar of jet aircraft could be a serious impact to the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility to have high blood pressure.

A.be a serious impact to the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility to have

B.seriously impact the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility to have

C.seriously impact the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility of having

D.have a serious impact on the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility to have

E.have a serious impact on the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility of having

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10 Jul 2006, 19:09
E it is, although C is very tempting.

I read somewhere that verb "impact" should not be used without "to have" in formal english. I think its between D and E.

Between D and E, E is using the proper idiom "possibility of having something"......
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10 Jul 2006, 20:19
C or E

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10 Jul 2006, 20:24
It's between C and E.

In C, "impact" is used as a verb.
In E, "impact" is used as a noun.

Moreover, "possibility of having" is a correct idiom which is present in both C and E.

I would go with C for active voice and ||ism.

A recent study showed that the constant roar of jet aircraft could seriously impact the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility of having high blood pressure.

One similar SC is :

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

In this case E is the answer.

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10 Jul 2006, 20:27
Tough call between C and E.
Picking C for ||ism (thats the only reason I can think of).

A recent study showed that the constant roar of jet aircraft could seriously impact the psychological well-being of children living near airports and sharply increase their possibility of having high blood pressure.

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10 Jul 2006, 20:28
I like C.

.... could seriously impact.... sounds more concise than the other choices.

Again, ....of having..... sounds more concise.

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11 Jul 2006, 00:05
It should be either C or E.

I will go with C since, in GMAT crisp answers are prefered than wordy ones.

btw what is the OA.
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11 Jul 2006, 00:32
It is definitely E. This ques tests the use of impact and possibility
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11 Jul 2006, 06:16
The OA is E.
It does test for the usage of impact ..

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