Administration vs running

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micaelo

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In the following multiple-choice exercise:
The job includes a huge amount of day-to-day ...
a Administration B running C provision D conduct

The correct answer is "administration". However, I can't see clearly why "running" is incorrect, as it means "the act of administering something, as in "He was responsible for the running of two companies"". Thank you
 

Horsa

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Yes but in the question it would mean literally running.

If you use this word, you must make it clear that you mean its non-literal use. This is done by adding "of the company"

The job includes the day-to-day running of the company.

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