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# Water and resource management problems will be at the head

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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

Originally posted by vivektripathi on 03 Jan 2009, 22:45.
Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Sep 2018, 10:25, edited 2 times in total.
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09 Jan 2013, 16:48
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NarentheIndian 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.

Clue is other resources as water is also a resource. Correct sentence should use other.
Eliminate A, B and E on this basis.
Between C and D. In D, Problems of water do not make any sense.
Hence C.
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04 Jan 2009, 11:28
vivektripathi 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

C

'Problems in X...' is the correct idiom.
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04 Jan 2009, 13:34
vivektripathi 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

Does some one has a better explanation? I am not aware of the idiom "problems in"

Isn't water problem different from problems in management of water.

The original sentence does not tell us any thing about water management problems.

problems of water sounds awkward too as if water has problems
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12 Jan 2009, 17:52
I will go with E.....if we take literal meaning then water management is kind of resource management....therefore resource management should include water, other options look bit ackward....can somebody explain what is OA and OE of this?
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vivektripathi 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

Does some one has a better explanation? I am not aware of the idiom "problems in"

Isn't water problem different from problems in management of water.

The original sentence does not tell us any thing about water management problems.

problems of water sounds awkward too as if water has problems
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13 Jan 2009, 08:08
It is between A and C. Other choices look bad.
What I got to like about C (after choosing A first time around) is that the phrase is constructed as two mutually exclusive events - "water and other issues", not "water and resource management issues" as in A.
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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 "problems of managing"? awkward
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources
(D) Problems of water and other resource management same as B
(E) Resource management problems, including water it would make sense if we had "including those related to water"
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13 Jan 2009, 10:26
Between A and C IMO A as A is concise and clear
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+1 C

I think this is a 700-level question. At least, this topic appears in the advanced chapters of the MGMAT SC.

These are my reasons:
A) The structure of this sentence implies that you also can re-write it in this way: "The problems of management of water and resource..."
IMO, you cannot re-write the sentence in this way. The MGMAT SC book mentions that if you cannot re-write the sentence in that way, the sentence is wrong. It seems that "problems" goes better with "in". That's why C is better.
(B) B sounds ackward.
(C) Correct: "Problems" goes better with "in".
(D) "Other" changes the meaning.
(E) Changes in the meaning.

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17 Jun 2012, 10:57
OA is C.. explanation still not clear
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NarentheIndian 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.

A do not have any sense: water and then management

B Problems of managing

D problems of water

E no sense

C is the best
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Klenex wrote:
Can someone explain pls..

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
Here, 'and' is used as a separator (or a parallel marker). So, water should be parallel with resource management problems. Such a scenario is wrong. How can 'water' be at the head of list of concerns?

(B) Problems of managing water and resources
Similar issue as in A. Entities to the right and left of 'and' are not parallel. How can 'resources' be at the head of list of concerns?

(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources
Parallel marker 'and' clearly separates two parallel entities - 'water' and 'other resources'. The subject - 'problems' be at the head of list of concerns.

(D) Problems of water and other resource management
'Problems of water' implies, water has problems. That is illogical. Same with parallel entity - 'other resource management'. How can 'other resource management' have problems?

(E) Resource management problems, including water
Same issue in D.
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05 Feb 2014, 11:29
Water and resource management problemswill be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns for the coming session.
(A) Water and resource management problems...appears as if water will be at the the head of the legislature’s list of concerns and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns
(B) Problems of managing water and resources...managing is not the issue...
(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources.....correct... water is a resource... hence water and other resources correct
(D) Problems of water and other resource management....incorrect.... management of water is also i concern...
(E) Resource management problems, including water....water is not parallel to problems...

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01 Sep 2015, 00:40
vivektripathi 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

between b and c , B wrong because of "other"
we need "other" in c to be logic.

focus on meaning and we will see the meaning error. of course, structural error will appear automatically
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18 Sep 2016, 22:11
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I came across this tip that may apply to this question. Can someone please validate?

Two nouns together is generally a danger. For example,
Water management - Rather use Management of Water.
Sales increment - Increase in sales
Profit elevation - Elevation in profit etc.
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04 Feb 2017, 18:43
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Klenex wrote:
Can someone explain pls..

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
Here, 'and' is used as a separator (or a parallel marker). So, water should be parallel with resource management problems. Such a scenario is wrong. How can 'water' be at the head of list of concerns?

(B) Problems of managing water and resources
Similar issue as in A. Entities to the right and left of 'and' are not parallel. How can 'resources' be at the head of list of concerns?

(C) Problems in the management of water and other resources
Parallel marker 'and' clearly separates two parallel entities - 'water' and 'other resources'. The subject - 'problems' be at the head of list of concerns.

(D) Problems of water and other resource management
'Problems of water' implies, water has problems. That is illogical. Same with parallel entity - 'other resource management'. How can 'other resource management' have problems?

(E) Resource management problems, including water
Same issue in D.

great explanations~now i see the difference between problem in and problem of
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06 Feb 2017, 14:51
vivektripathi 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

Problems in this context is Problems (faced). Only C makes sense.
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31 Aug 2017, 09:31
vivektripathi 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

First of all. Water is a part of resources.

A. There is no semantic parallelism there. Between "water" and "resourse management". Out.
B. And again. There is no semantic parallelism there. Between "management of water" and "other resourses". Out.
C. "Water" and other resources are parallel. Good.
D. Same as in A and B. Out.
E. Water is part of recources. It is not part of resource management problems. Out.
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20 Oct 2018, 00:42
Option B separates water and resources into two distinct categories. However, they are not two separate categories; rather, water is part of the overall category of resources. Only option C correctly shows that water is one of resources that need to be managed.

Compare two sentences:

Option B paraphrased: "I need to buy some whisky and some alcohol for the party."
Option C paraphrased: "I need to buy some whisky and some other alcohol for the party."

Option C is clearly the correct one, because it shows that thing A (water, whisky) is a part of a broader category B (resources, alcohol).
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23 Jan 2019, 08:43
vivektripathi 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

Here's an explanation why A is wrong:

Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns...

the other explanations tell that how can 'water' be in a list of concerns. That is an absolutely wrong interpretation. This sentence has no grammatical errors.
This sentence says that 'water management problems' and 'resource management problems' will be in the list of concerns.

The only problem with this sentence is that it does not treat 'water' as a 'resource'. However, If the sentence stated "water and other resource management problems" - it would be correct.
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23 Jan 2019, 08:47
sakshamjinsi wrote:
vivektripathi 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

Here's an explanation why A is wrong:

Water and resource management problems will be at the head of the legislature’s list of concerns...

the other explanations tell that how can 'water' be in a list of concerns. That is an absolutely wrong interpretation. This sentence has no grammatical errors.
This sentence says that 'water management problems' and 'resource management problems' will be in the list of concerns.

The only problem with this sentence is that it does not treat 'water' as a 'resource'. However, If the sentence stated "water and other resource management problems" - it would be correct.

Furthermore, i read some posts above that "Problems in..." is the correct idiomatic usage. That is absolutely incorrect. There is no such idiom.
OA C is correct because it is error free.
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