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New post 02 Mar 2018, 00:56
Hi, I chose A as the answer for question 4 but got it wrong.

My thought process was that the misconception among the env.managers is definitely a problem. The author goes on to explain how is the misconception a problem and from the last sentence of the passage, the author surely provides a possible solution.

However, I feel E is narrowed because though the author is trying to correct the misconception, this option does not consider a possible solution which the author has stated in the last line of the passage.

Please explain why is my thought process wrong.
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Hi, I chose A as the answer for question 4 but got it wrong.

My thought process was that the misconception among the env.managers is definitely a problem. The author goes on to explain how is the misconception a problem and from the last sentence of the passage, the author surely provides a possible solution.

However, I feel E is narrowed because though the author is trying to correct the misconception, this option does not consider a possible solution which the author has stated in the last line of the passage.

Please explain why is my thought process wrong.

Sure, you could say that the misconception is a problem, but does the author suggest possible solutions? In the last sentence, the author basically says that environmental managers CAN help their companies by avoiding that misconception, but does that really solve the misconception problem? Even if it does, the author certainly does not present multiple possible solutions to correct the misconception.

Instead, the author simply describes the misconception and attempts to correct that misconception. This is captured perfectly by choice (E).

In other words, the author is not presenting possible solutions for correcting the misconception. Instead, the author corrects the misconception in the passage, and then explains why environmental managers should adopt this corrected view to help their companies.

(E) is the best answer.
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As per your explanations if the option a was mentioned as below then would it be a correct answer choice:
address a widespread environmental management problem and suggest a possible solution.

What i comprehend from your earlier explanations is that since the author is not providing a number of possible solutions. Hence the option a is wrong.

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As per your explanations if the option a was mentioned as below then would it be a correct answer choice:
address a widespread environmental management problem and suggest a possible solution.

What i comprehend from your earlier explanations is that since the author is not providing a number of possible solutions. Hence the option a is wrong.

Pl correct me.

Not quite... as described in my earlier post, the author is not primarily interested in solving a widespread environmental management problem. Instead, the author is primarily concerned with describing and correcting a common misconception (choice E).

Sure, the author says that environmental managers can better help their companies if they avoid this misconception... but is that really a solution to the management problem? Telling someone to avoid a certain problem isn't really solving the problem. The author tells the environmental managers that they should avoid the problem, but the author does NOT discuss how to avoid the problem.

(E) is still the best answer.
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For Q1,why is (A) incorrect based on below part of passage:
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For example, a plant situated near a number of larger non-compliant competitors
is less likely to attract the attention of local regulators than is an isolated plant, and less attention means lower costs.

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ammuseeru generis nightblade354 GMATNinja KarishmaB pikolo2510

For Q1,why is (A) incorrect based on below part of passage:
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For example, a plant situated near a number of larger non-compliant competitors
is less likely to attract the attention of local regulators than is an isolated plant, and less attention means lower costs.


adkikani,

You have asked very interesting question.

First, it is a inference question. As inference question will not be stated directly in passage, we will have to infer it. Below quote is talking about LOCATION of SMALLER plant. It is not talking about LARGER plant. As per this quote, smaller plants which are located near non-compliant larger plant is less likely to attract regulators than smaller plan which are located in ISOLATED Place. This quote does not say "Larger plan is more/less likely to attract regulators or Larger plans are more non-compliant etc.

Please read below lines of second Paragraph

large plants can spread compliance costs such as waste treatment across a larger revenue base; on the other hand, some smaller plants may not even be subject to certain provisions such as permit or reporting requirements by virtue of their size.

It says Larger plants can spread compliance costs but smaller plant may not even have to pay for permits/reporting requirements. What does it mean ?
It means, Larger plants are less likely than smaller plants to be exempt from these requirements.
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