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# Water and resource management problems will be at the head

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16 Sep 2007, 06:41
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Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns for the coming session.
(A) Water and resource management problems
(B) Problems of managing water and resources
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources
(D) Problems of water and other resource management
(E) Resource management problems, including water

Please try to give explainations while giving answers....why particular option is correct or incorrect.
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16 Sep 2007, 07:49

Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns for the coming session.
(A) Water and resource management problems (water problems???+water is also a resource=>OUT)
(B) Problems of managing water and resources (water is also a resource=>OUT)
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources (OK, other resources are what we need)
(D) Problems of water and other resource management (other resource should be another resource in this case =>OUT)
(E) Resource management problems, including water (problems including water???=>OUT)
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16 Sep 2007, 07:51
younggun044 wrote:
Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns for the coming session.

(A) Water and resource management problems
(B) Problems of managing water and resources
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources
(D) Problems of water and other resource management
(E) Resource management problems, including water

Please try to give explainations while giving answers....why particular option is correct or incorrect.

should be D. "Problems of water and other resource management" clearly says that problems are in water and resources management.
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16 Sep 2007, 08:02

Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns for the coming session.
(A) Water and resource management problems (water problems???+water is also a resource=>OUT)
(B) Problems of managing water and resources (water is also a resource=>OUT)
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources (OK, other resources are what we need)
(D) Problems of water and other resource management (other resource should be another resource in this case =>OUT)
(E) Resource management problems, including water (problems including water???=>OUT)

Well explained.
I think the sentence is testing parallelism - Management of resources is the problem - the resources themselves must be represented in parallel forms.

I agree with C.

The problem in D IMO is that it talks as if Water itself HAS a problem AND there is another problem of RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Problems OF WATER and other resource management).

The issue being highlighted in the sentence pertains to PROBLEMS IN THE MANAGEMENT of Water and other resources [besides water]
This form maintains parallelism while describing the elements whose management IS a problem.
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16 Sep 2007, 09:31
younggun044 wrote:
Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns for the coming session.
(A) Water and resource management problems
(B) Problems of managing water and resources
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources
(D) Problems of water and other resource management
(E) Resource management problems, including water

Please try to give explainations while giving answers....why particular option is correct or incorrect.

I think it is something about idiomatic expressions.

Problems in.. is idiomatic.
Problems of.. not properly used.

although C is long, it is correct.
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17 Sep 2007, 07:11
Well explained....D looks confusing as I am still not 100% comfortable for its ousted.
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17 Sep 2007, 07:25
Well explained....D looks confusing as I am still not 100% comfortable for its ousted.
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17 Sep 2007, 08:20
Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns for the coming session.
(A) Water and resource management problems
(B) Problems of managing water and resources
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources
(D) Problems of water and other resource management
(E) Resource management problems, including water

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18 Sep 2007, 11:26
First of all, water is a kind of resource too, so we should say water and other resources.
Water is not a problem. Managing water is a problem
Similarly, managing resources is a problem.
The answer best is 'C' as it correctly links the two nouns water and resources under the collective term 'management' and retains the original intent of the sentence.
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19 Sep 2007, 10:12
younggun044 wrote:
Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns for the coming session.
(A) Water and resource management problems
(B) Problems of managing water and resources
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources
(D) Problems of water and other resource management
(E) Resource management problems, including water

Please try to give explainations while giving answers....why particular option is correct or incorrect.

I think the meaning of the sentence can be twofold: Is the problem 'water' or 'management of water', i.e., the problem can be either that of water and managing other resources or that of managing water and managing other resources.

If the meaning is the latter, then C works well; if the meaning is the former then A works well.

How do we ascertain the meaning though? Any thoughts???

What's the OA?
Re: SC: Interesting question   [#permalink] 19 Sep 2007, 10:12
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