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As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 21:09
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As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

A. As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
B. As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success
C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore
D. As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions
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Re: SC:AS [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2012, 11:07
C in my opinion... Can the OP post the OA?
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Re: SC:AS [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 23:34
IMO C,
since it correctly modifies prescriptions.
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"AS" in comparisons [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 13:32
I've gone through many study materials for "As" Vs "Like" and was comfortable with this topic till I saw this post.

As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on line drugstore, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

This is given as correct answer and I've no questions around it. But one of the incorrect answers is given is "As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success" . I know this choice is incorrect but my question is can a prepositional phrase follow "AS" when "AS" is used for comparison? My understanding is that as long as "AS" is used for comparison it has to be followed by a clause only, if a Prepositional Phrase example "with the case of pharmacies" it has to be incorrect. But nobody mentioned this in the reasons why this choice is incorrect and so I'm little confused.

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As it is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2013, 22:52
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As it is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related products.

A. ....
B. As with the case of traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success
C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore
D. As traditional pharmacies, so online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore is prescriptions

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Re: SC:AS [#permalink] New post 04 May 2013, 20:29
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Re: As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores [#permalink] New post 27 May 2013, 00:14
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Let's deconstruct the sentence:

As it is with traditional pharmacies-The author here is trying to compare something with "it is" of the traditional pharmacies

on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, OK so we are comparing dependence of success of both on-line and traditional pharmacies on prescriptions. Cool!

since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items. Reason behind why prescriptions are important.

So, the author wants to say that- for an online pharmacy to be successful, it has to rely a lot on prescriptions. And this dependence on prescriptions for success is no different in the case of traditional pharmacies.

Let's look at the options:

a) As it (what does "it" refer to? It is not a placeholder either, but we cannot elimate just because of it, lets look for more errors )is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful This is nonsensical. The Author intends to say that for the store to be successful, prescriptions are important. prescriptions to be successful does not make sense.

b) As with(there is some problem with "as with" I am not sure what it is :? ) the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success "To have success" is awkward

c) As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the conrnerstone of a successful on-line drugstore- good. The intended meaning and comparison with the traditional pharmacy is aptly done.

d) As traditional pharmacies(as traditional pharmacies what? As followed by noun acts as a function, we need a comparison here), so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful (as discussed above, prescriptions to be successful is distorting the intended meaning.

e) Like traditional pharmacies(we are not comparing traditional pharmacies, but we are comparing the dependence on prescriptions), the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions
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How about the use of "Since ...Have" clause in Option C. I see only B has this. Can someone please clarify?
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How about the use of "Since ...Have" clause in Option C. I see only B has this. Can someone please clarify?


"Since" has two main usage:

1) It could mean "from then till now": Since 1990, the prices have increased.
In this case the meaning of the sentence is : the action "prices have increased" started in the past and its effects/consequences are still visible in the present.
In this case Present Perfect is the correct tense to express the meaning.

2)It could stand for "because": Since you're already here, you might as well stay.
In this sentence "since" is used as conjunction, not as an adverb (as above). The above concept does not apply here.

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How about the use of "Since ...Have" clause in Option C. I see only B has this. Can someone please clarify?


"Since" has two main usage:

1) It could mean "from then till now": Since 1990, the prices have increased.
In this case the meaning of the sentence is : the action "prices have increased" started in the past and its effects/consequences are still visible in the present.
In this case Present Perfect is the correct tense to express the meaning.

2)It could stand for "because": Since you're already here, you might as well stay.
In this sentence "since" is used as conjunction, not as an adverb (as above). The above concept does not apply here.

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Re: SC:AS [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 07:46
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As it is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then buy other health-related items.

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On reading the sentence carefully, we know that this sentence presents a comparison. The intended comparison is between traditional pharmacies and online drugstores. The point of comparison is that just like traditional pharmacies, online drugstores also depend upon the success of prescriptions for the said reason.
Since there is a comparison in this sentence, we can use either “LIKE + Noun” or “AS + Clause”. Let’s run the POE.

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A) As it is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful: Incorrect. Pronoun “it” is referring to the entire clause “online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful”. This is incorrect because a pronoun can only refer to a noun or a pronoun.

B) As with the case of traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success: Incorrect. Since “as” has been used for comparison in this choice, it must be followed by a clause. But “with the case of traditional pharmacies” is a prepositional phrase and not a clause.

C) As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore: Correct. “As” is followed by a clause. Also, this choice maintains the parallelism by using “is” and “are”. What is the case with traditional pharmacies? It is that prescriptions are the cornerstone for their success. Hence, the comparison is parallel here.

D) As traditional pharmacies, so online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful: Incorrect. “As” is not followed by a clause.

E) Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore is prescriptions: Incorrect. This choice presents illogical comparison. Here “traditional pharmacies” have been compared to “the cornerstone”. Also, use of “so” is not correct.

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1. In comparisons, “like” must be followed by a NOUN.
2. In comparisons, “as” must be followed by a CLAUSE.
3. Pronouns can only refer to nouns and other pronouns.
4. Comparison should always be logical.

Hope this helps. Thanks.
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Re: As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2013, 12:33
Correct Answer C.
Wrong comparison in option A,B,D,E.
"Like" is used to compare noun/noun phrase and "As" is used to compare clauses
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Re: As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2013, 12:43
mohit879 wrote:
Correct Answer C.
Wrong comparison in option A,B,D,E.
"Like" is used to compare noun and "As" is used to compare noun phrase.


hi
sorry to say..but wanted to correct you.

LIKE is used to compare NOUN/NOUN PHRASE....but not CLAUSE OR PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES.

in option C we have a clause and not NOUN phrase.
As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore

THE CASE: SUBJECT
IS: VERB

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Re: As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2013, 02:23
The low success rate of the question made me shift towards D for a bit. I got C straightaway. :teleport
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