areas of impact <likely> to have [adverb usage]

haiwen_liao

Senior Member
Chinese
identify the major risks and areas of impact likely to have a negative effect on the project's success.

My question is that adverb word "likely" in the below sentence is for “impact” or "to have a negative"? thanks in advance
 
  • chfattouma

    Senior Member
    Tunisian Arabic
    In the following:
    identify the major risks and areas of impact likely to have a negative effect on the project's success.
    There is an ellipsis of "which are" introducing the relative clause "which are likely to have a negative a negative effect onthe project's success."

    'identify the major risks and areas of impact which are likely to have a negative effect on the project's success.'
    Thus 'likely to...' modifies "the major risks and areas of impact"

    Note that you haven't mentioned your source. And 'identify the major risks and areas of impact which are likely to have a negative effect on the project's success.' isn't a sentence.
     

    haiwen_liao

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Thanks for your immediate reply. It is from the presentation of project management.The source is following:
    procedure for risk management in a project
    1.identify the major risks and areas of impact likely to have a negative effect on the project's success. Inputs should be taken based on ...
    2.Compute Risk Exposure ...
    3.Rank the risks based on ..
     
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