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# As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores

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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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31 May 2006, 05:47
Just wanna push it up so that someone can provide explanation for the OA
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01 Jun 2006, 10:00
A - 'it' has no reference.
B - 'As ...........'-unidiomatic
C - keep it...
D - 'as' usage is wrong. 'as' needs a clause
E - Wrong comparison.

left over with c..hence the answer is c
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23 Nov 2006, 14:05
As it is with traditionl pharmacies, on-line drugstors rely on presriptions 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 traditionl pharmacies, on-line drugstors rely on presriptions 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 conorstone of a successful on-line drugstore
d. As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstore rely on prescriptions to be successful
e. Like traditional pharmacies, the conorstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions

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23 Nov 2006, 14:28
I can't see anything wrong with the sentense. Going with A.
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23 Nov 2006, 15:26
C !

Correctly conveys the meaning that prescriptions are important to online pharmacies as [it] is the case for traditional pharmacies.
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23 Nov 2006, 16:05
I do like C except the spelling of "conorstone"..
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23 Nov 2006, 19:10
why not (E)?

"Like" indicates similarity. In this is case, the cornerstone of success of both traditional pharmacies and online drug-store is prescriptions.

Anyone care to elaborate?
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23 Nov 2006, 19:14
Hang Tuah wrote:
why not (E)?

"Like" indicates similarity. In this is case, the cornerstone of success of both traditional pharmacies and online drug-store is prescriptions.

Anyone care to elaborate?

"traditional pharmacies" have to be compared with "online drug-store"
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23 Nov 2006, 22:43
ak_idc wrote:
Hang Tuah wrote:
why not (E)?

"Like" indicates similarity. In this is case, the cornerstone of success of both traditional pharmacies and online drug-store is prescriptions.

Anyone care to elaborate?

"traditional pharmacies" have to be compared with "online drug-store"

ok. thanks, but how did you distinguish that the comparison is between "traditional pharmacies" and "online drug stores" vs. indication of the similarity of success?
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26 Nov 2006, 06:30
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 pharmcies, 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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26 Nov 2006, 06:40
Here is my attempt...C is my answer

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
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C) As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore
D) As traditional pharmcies, 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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27 Nov 2006, 08:41
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Here is my attempt...C is my answer

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
Awkward
C) As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore
D) As traditional pharmcies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
E) Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions

For the same reason C.
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27 Nov 2006, 15:16
One more for C - you need the idiom "as with the case"
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27 Nov 2006, 18:10
arjsingh1976 wrote:
Here is my attempt...C is my answer

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
Awkward
C) As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore
D) As traditional pharmcies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
E) Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions

C. Nice one! "to have success" in B is akward.
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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 tend 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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13 May 2007, 14:07
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Why not D?

as ..... so doesnot go togather. only just as ........ so go togather..
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13 May 2007, 18:27
Himalayan wrote:
Caas wrote:
Why not D?

as ..... so doesnot go togather. only just as ........ so go togather..

Since 2 objects are compared "like" must be used.
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14 May 2007, 10:42
Thanks, Himalayan, you are right
The OA is C
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alefiya wrote:
I agree with goalsnr, so why is E incorrect?

because in this case the comparison would be between pharmacies and cornerstone
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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 pharmcies, 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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