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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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can someone explain this please ? it says that C is the OA

C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore

for me, 2 problems :

1) is C correct ? can we say "as is..." ? Maybe "as it is the case..." is ok but "as is" seems incorrect
2) "as it is the case. with X, Y...", no ? I think we are tlaking about Pharmacies first, we should compare with Drugstore then, not with prescriptions. Or "the case" is a word that accounts for "prescriptions" ?

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"as" compares actions or clauses. i this case the first part of the sentence is a clause. "the case" is the subject and "is" is the verb. so its fine to say: " As is the case with traditional pharmacies,...". the action or case that is compared is that "prescriptions are the cornerstone...".
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not so easy...i am so french, it's terrible @!!@
this language will never enter my head

thanks for your lesson Master Christoph
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19 Dec 2005, 14:31
As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily precriptions 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 conrnerstone 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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20 Dec 2005, 06:29
The oa is C
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20 Dec 2005, 07:04

Isn't as...so proper?
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20 Dec 2005, 13:55
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As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily precriptions 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 conrnerstone 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

im not sure but ill try to explain

I think the sentence is trying to say that "like traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions"

d- wrong cuz as is used to compare clauses. There needs to be a verb. To correct the sentence use "like"
e-faulty comparison
b-faulty comparison
a- it ambigous
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'C' is the best of the rest!

A - 'it' has no reference.
B - 'As with the case of traditional pharmacies' - is wrong
C - keep it...
D - 'as' usage is wrong. 'as' needs a clause
E - Wrong comparison. traditional pharmacies being compared with the cornerstone.
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21 Dec 2005, 23:06
For D to be correct, it must have been "As traditional pharmacies do,"

As is the case, as in B, is incorrect

C is the best... As is the case is correct
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22 Dec 2005, 07:12
C.

Only C compares the traditional pharmacies to online drug store
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03 Feb 2006, 22:59
[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.

Note: [...] is the question

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 drugstore rely on prescriptions to be successful
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions
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04 Feb 2006, 00:26
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.

I guess this wil be more users friendly)))

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 drugstore rely on prescriptions to be successful
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions

E for me
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04 Feb 2006, 01:12
Are you sure that the comparison in E is right?

I go for D
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04 Feb 2006, 04:12
(E) compares traditional pharmacies with "the cornerstone", which is wrong

(D) for me also

but (C) is close...
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04 Feb 2006, 06:11
What's wrong with A? If it's not A, then it's C for me!
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the idiom in D is not complete. E is wrong comparision. A and B are also wrongly compared. left with C only.
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04 Feb 2006, 13:22
A. As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful ==> Use of "it" is unclear....

B. As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success ==> "prescriptions to have success" is awkward/unidiomatc

C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore ==> Correct! correctly conveys the message that prescriptions are important to online pharmacies

D. As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstore rely on prescriptions to be successful ==> I don't think "as...so" is idiomatic, sounds awkward

E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions ==> Incorrect comparison of "traditional pharmacies" with "the cornerstone"
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A. As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful.
As it is... wrong usage in this case...

B. As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success. As with the case wrong usage in this case..,also rely on to have success wrong usage..

C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore. As is the case the correct usuage

D. As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstore rely on prescriptions to be successful . As traditional pharmacies ......, so do online drug stores, would have been correct.

E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions. [color=blue][color=blue][color=blue]Pharmacies are being compared to the USP of a successful online drugstore.
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