Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 Jan 2017, 03:16

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 24 Aug 2012
Posts: 129
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 212 [1] , given: 2

Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Oct 2012, 02:29
1
KUDOS
4
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

65% (hard)

Question Stats:

41% (01:00) correct 59% (00:57) wrong based on 209 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

(a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
(d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

[Reveal] Spoiler:
While “like” correctly compares the two nouns “indicators” and “growth rate,” “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.”

“Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) “Amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns. Further, “just like” is unnecessarily wordy. The more concise “like” is preferred.

(C) While “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources,” “like” incorrectly compares two verb phrases: “like other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” “Like” can be used to compare nouns, but not verb phrases. “As” should be used to compare verb phrases.

(D) “As” is correctly used to compare two verb phrases: "as other...indicators are, the growth rate...is." However, “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.”
“Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(E) CORRECT. “As” correctly compares two verb phrases: “as other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” Further, “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources.”
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post

If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 139
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 88 [1] , given: 38

Re: Like other performance indicators [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Oct 2012, 02:41
1
KUDOS
Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

(a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
(d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

WE can eliminate A,B,D as the amount can not modify resources. its a count noun and we need to have number of.
between C and E.
Like is used to compare nouns and As is used to compare sentences/ clauses. So eliminate C

E is correct!
_________________

Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post

MBA Section Director
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 3550
Location: India
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 1517

Kudos [?]: 11873 [0], given: 1861

Re: Like other performance indicators [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Oct 2012, 03:03
Quote:
The best test for whether a noun is countable:

one resource
two resources
three resources

Does this make sense? Yes. So it's countable.

Contrast this with time:
one time
two times
three times

Source: MGMAT

Only C and E are left at this point. C goes away because Like cannot precede a clause!
E is the winner

However, in the absence of "are" C could very well be correct and probably better than E
_________________
Current Student
Joined: 06 Sep 2013
Posts: 2035
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 770 Q0 V
Followers: 62

Kudos [?]: 594 [0], given: 355

Re: Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 May 2014, 16:32
kingb wrote:
Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

(a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
(d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

[Reveal] Spoiler:
While “like” correctly compares the two nouns “indicators” and “growth rate,” “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.”

“Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) “Amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns. Further, “just like” is unnecessarily wordy. The more concise “like” is preferred.

(C) While “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources,” “like” incorrectly compares two verb phrases: “like other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” “Like” can be used to compare nouns, but not verb phrases. “As” should be used to compare verb phrases.

(D) “As” is correctly used to compare two verb phrases: "as other...indicators are, the growth rate...is." However, “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.”
“Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(E) CORRECT. “As” correctly compares two verb phrases: “as other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” Further, “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources.”

Number of resources? Doesn't this change the meaning?
Say what?

Cheers
J
Intern
Joined: 18 May 2014
Posts: 30
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 67 [1] , given: 2

Re: Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 May 2014, 11:21
1
KUDOS
jlgdr wrote:
kingb wrote:
Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

(a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
(d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

[Reveal] Spoiler:
While “like” correctly compares the two nouns “indicators” and “growth rate,” “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.”

“Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) “Amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns. Further, “just like” is unnecessarily wordy. The more concise “like” is preferred.

(C) While “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources,” “like” incorrectly compares two verb phrases: “like other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” “Like” can be used to compare nouns, but not verb phrases. “As” should be used to compare verb phrases.

(D) “As” is correctly used to compare two verb phrases: "as other...indicators are, the growth rate...is." However, “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.”
“Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(E) CORRECT. “As” correctly compares two verb phrases: “as other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” Further, “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources.”

Number of resources? Doesn't this change the meaning?
Say what?

Cheers
J

Hi jlgdr,

The phrase ‘number of’ does not change the meaning of the sentence, instead it corrects an error that is present in the original sentence.

• Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of
o time
o and resources
• dedicated to the endeavor.

This is the structure of the sentence. The word ‘and’ creates a parallel list of two items ‘time’ and ‘resources’. So, the phrase ‘the amount of’ is applicable to both the items.

- the amount of time
- and the amount of resources

Now, ‘time’ is uncountable noun so it’s correct to say ‘amount of time’, but ‘resources’ is a countable noun, hence it’s incorrect to say ‘amount of resources’.
That’s why it is changed to ‘the amount of time and the number of resources’ in the correct option.

Hope this helps!
Manyu
Current Student
Joined: 26 Mar 2014
Posts: 99
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 630 Q49 V26
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V37
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 24 [1] , given: 10

Re: Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 May 2014, 19:03
1
KUDOS
There are two concepts being tested here : 1) Like Vs As 2) Countable nouns

Since 'Like' can only be used to compare nouns or pronouns and 'As' can be used to compare phrases or clauses, this sentence would need 'As'. So that leaves us with options D and E.

Within D and E we see that the difference lies in the last part of the sentence where they are using different modifiers for time and resources. Since option E uses the correct modifier for each : 'amount' for time and 'Number' for resources it is the correct option. Note: Amount cannot be used for Resources because it is a countable noun.

Hope this helps.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10543
Followers: 920

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 0

Re: Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Oct 2016, 03:28
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a   [#permalink] 28 Oct 2016, 03:28
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
21 Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a 18 08 Nov 2009, 03:39
Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a 6 24 Sep 2009, 05:03
1 Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a 13 04 May 2008, 00:08
Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a 1 26 Aug 2007, 11:17
Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a 9 25 Aug 2007, 21:25
Display posts from previous: Sort by