It is currently 22 Jun 2017, 22:58

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# A recent study showed that the constant roar of jet aircraft

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 10 Aug 2004
Posts: 12
A recent study showed that the constant roar of jet aircraft [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 12:49
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

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

OA will follow.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4288

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 13:17
I would go with C. It was b/w C and E
A) "could be a serious impact" is unidiomatic
B and D are out because "possibility to have" is unidiomatic
C is better to E's passive voice and is more parallel "seriously impact/sharply increase"
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 574
Location: San Jose, CA
Re: SC- Jet Aircraft. (Tough one) [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 13:18
OA will follow.[/quote]

Will go with C
seriously .... sharply parallel and adverbs right next to the verbs modified
well-being of and possibility of ... parallel
Manager
Joined: 02 Apr 2004
Posts: 222
Location: Utrecht

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 13:26
Yes, I will go with C too.

seriously and sharply
of children living and of having

both parallelism, I think.

Regards,

Alex
Manager
Joined: 22 Feb 2004
Posts: 50
Location: Seoul, South Korea

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 19:32
I think E is the best.

As far as I know, "impact" is not used as a verb in GMAT.
Manager
Joined: 21 Aug 2004
Posts: 135

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 19:56
Could somebody fault E apart from what paul wrote. E asnd C. C follows parrelelism yet I am not so convinced on the on the use of impact as an idiom. I have known impact to be used as

impact on X to Y and not impact X
Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 960
Location: Florida

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 20:30
E is passive and:

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

are not parallel.
CEO
Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Posts: 3281

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 20:42
I feel compelled to question the question-

"their possibility" seems questionable. A possibility is a state of nature, not something that is ordinarily posssessed by an individual.

A definite article seems more appropriate.
Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 960
Location: Florida

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2004, 21:38
Hjort wrote:
I feel compelled to question the question-

"their possibility" seems questionable. A possibility is a state of nature, not something that is ordinarily posssessed by an individual.

A definite article seems more appropriate.

yep. you are right, but the answer is best among the worst
why "A" definite article is "the"
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Aug 2004
Posts: 320
Location: India

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2004, 04:19
Choice C for me also, for the reasons of parallel construction and right usage of "serious" for qualifying "impact"
Intern
Joined: 10 Aug 2004
Posts: 12

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2004, 05:04
Guys This one is from Kaplan, OA is E!

I also found this question discussed previously.
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4205
Director
Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 574
Location: San Jose, CA

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2004, 10:54
zukax wrote:
Guys This one is from Kaplan, OA is E!

I also found this question discussed previously.
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4205

this one was tough!
15 Sep 2004, 10:54
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed 1 13 Jun 2010, 14:30
A recent US Census Bureau report shows that there are more 2 02 Aug 2008, 13:48
1 A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there 6 14 Jul 2008, 17:16
A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there 2 14 Feb 2008, 08:54
2 Recent studies indicate that before babies show a clear 2 18 Jan 2008, 21:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by