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    problems of vs problems in

    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.


    Answer to my surprise as at many a time is C

    why can't it be A or D.. why it is C?


    English guru, explain pls?:)

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    Re: problems of vs problems in

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    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.


    Answer to my surprise as at many a time is C

    why can't it be A or D.. why it is C?


    English guru, explain pls?:)
    I agree with you about A, it looks equally as good as C to me.

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    Re: problems of vs problems in

    The best answer is choice C) because "other" tells us that "water" is a resource, and not separate from resource management.

    ___________________________ will be at the head of the legislature's list of concerns for the coming session.

    (C) Problems in the management of water and [in the management of] other resources

    Below, water and resource management can be interpreted as two separate problems: water, resource management (note, water is a resource), and the reason (A), (B) or (E) is not the best choice:

    (A) Water and resource management problems
    (B) Problems of managing water and resources
    (E) Resource management problems, including water

    As for (D), the phrase other resource management is fragmented. It needs a noun; e.g., other resource management issues:

    (D) Problems of water and other resource management

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    Re: problems of vs problems in

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    The best answer is choice C) because "other" tells us that "water" is a resource, and not separate from resource management.

    ___________________________ will be at the head of the legislature's list of concerns for the coming session.

    (C) Problems in the management of water and [in the management of] other resources

    Below, water and resource management can be interpreted as two separate problems: water, resource management (note, water is a resource), and the reason (A), (B) or (E) is not the best choice:

    (A) Water and resource management problems
    (B) Problems of managing water and resources
    (E) Resource management problems, including water

    As for (D), the phrase other resource management is fragmented. It needs a noun; e.g., other resource management issues:

    (D) Problems of water and other resource management
    Depends how much emphasis you want to put on water, can be a priority depending on where you are, but aside from that I take your point.

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    Re: problems of vs problems in

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Depends how much emphasis you want to put on water, can be a priority depending on where you are, but aside from that I take your point.
    I agree with you; the test question is fairly advanced.

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    Re: problems of vs problems in

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    The best answer is choice C) because "other" tells us that "water" is a resource, and not separate from resource management.

    ___________________________ will be at the head of the legislature's list of concerns for the coming session.

    (C) Problems in the management of water and [in the management of] other resources

    Below, water and resource management can be interpreted as two separate problems: water, resource management (note, water is a resource), and the reason (A), (B) or (E) is not the best choice:

    (A) Water and resource management problems
    (B) Problems of managing water and resources
    (E) Resource management problems, including water

    As for (D), the phrase other resource management is fragmented. It needs a noun; e.g., other resource management issues:

    (D) Problems of water and other resource management
    How is resource management fragmented? Could you please explain me the reasons?

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