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After years of record drought, declines in California’s reserves

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Also, I did not have a clear indication about the use of the pronoun ''its''. Is the pronoun ''its'' is being used for ''California'' or ''declines''?

How can the singular "its" be ever used for the plural "declines?"

Yes. It should not be. But, I correlated ''its'' with ''declines'' because the use of pronoun 'its' does not fit with 'California' to me. :)
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After years of record drought, declined water reserved in California are driving many of its cities and towns to implement mandatory rationing.

I've a curiosity about the above sentence. Is this sentence is ok with proper intended meaning?
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After years of record drought, declined water reserved in California are driving many of its cities and towns to implement mandatory rationing.

I've a curiosity about the above sentence. Is this sentence is ok with proper intended meaning?
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No, it is not correct. The water itself did not decline, the reserves declined.
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After years of record drought, declined water reserved in California are driving many of its cities and towns to implement mandatory rationing.

I've a curiosity about the above sentence. Is this sentence is ok with proper intended meaning?
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No, it is not correct. The water itself did not decline, the reserves declined.

Thank you sayantanc2k. I'm talking about ''declined water'' which is reserved in California. Is the sentence ok if the intended meaning is meant by this way?
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A) Changes in this SC edits by MartyMurray can give us an important point to discuss blah blah blah.....
A) Changes in this SC discusses in gmatclub forum can give an important point to blah blah blah....



In order to understand your point in its perspective, it might help to know in what part of speech are the words "edits" or "discusses" used in your examples. While "edits" can be a plural noun, "discusses" can only be a present tense verb used for singulars. In the topic under issue, "reserves" is a clear plural noun. Therefore, it is rather difficult to make out what your second example tries to convey.
Could you pl. help?

My thinking says that the word ''reserves'' is being used as ''adjective'' in the official correct sentence. So, for that reason, I drew some examples in which 'edited' and 'discussed' has been used as 'adjective'. If the word 'reserves' is being used as 'plural countable noun', then the use of 'reserves' is ok to me. But, how ''reserves'' is used as countable noun. Longman Dictionary says that the word ''decline'' is countable and plural when it is related with sales, profits, and production (become less). So, my question is how the word 'declines' is related with THESE things in this official sentence?
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May I have your attention sayantanc2k, daagh, DmitryFarber in this question?
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Interesting question. Will go for A.
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My thinking says that the word ''reserves'' is being used as ''adjective'' in the official correct sentence. So, for that reason, I drew some examples in which 'edited' and 'discussed' has been used as 'adjective'. If the word 'reserves' is being used as 'plural countable noun', then the use of 'reserves' is ok to me. But, how ''reserves'' is used as countable noun. Longman Dictionary says that the word ''decline'' is countable and plural when it is related with sales, profits, and production (become less). So, my question is how the word 'declines' is related with THESE things in this official sentence?
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May I have your attention sayantanc2k, daagh, DmitryFarber in this question?
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The reserves became less. So the usage of "declines" is alright.
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But the word "reserves" is not related with Sales, profit, and production.


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But the word "reserves" is not related with Sales, profit, and production.


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Sales, profits and production are just representative examples, not the comprehensive list.
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I get it. Many many thanks brother @sayantanc2k


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