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# Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a

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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
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03 Apr 2009, 00:27
My ans is C.

what is the OA?
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03 Apr 2009, 00:41
I think A.

Comparison in the meaning of "similarity" use "like"

pattern : like + noun/pronoun (not sentence)
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03 Apr 2009, 01:18
"Amount" usually refers to quantities that cannot be counted. "Number" refers to quanties that can be counted. Since resources can be counted, "number of" rather than "amount of" should come before the word "resources." Therefore, we know that the answer cannot be A, B, or D. That leaves only C or E. Since we then have an introductory clause and, thus, we are comparing two clauses, we should use "as." That means the answer has to be E.
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03 Apr 2009, 03:24
I think it should be B... OA pls..
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09 Apr 2009, 23:22
i think its C because we need number of the resources and we dont need as/just like constructions here...

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10 Apr 2009, 13:12
Hi mates,

This is a very tough one!!

IMO A

B out. The difference with A is "just" and for me it doesn't add anything to the sentence, therefore A is better
C out. "Like" can't be in a sentence with verb (in this case "are")
D and E out. The structure with "like" is simpler

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10 Apr 2009, 18:03
JohnLewis1980 wrote:
Hi mates,

This is a very tough one!!

IMO A

B out. The difference with A is "just" and for me it doesn't add anything to the sentence, therefore A is better
C out. "Like" can't be in a sentence with verb (in this case "are")
D and E out. The structure with "like" is simpler

OA and Source?

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I was between A and C as well. Given the choices I agree with John's explanation and would go for A. Ritula, Pls post the OA because this question will really help clear a few ambiguities regarding the usage of Like and As as well as the usage of Amount versus Number for count and non-count nouns (should it be AMOUNT of resources or NUMBER of RESOURCES). In informal usage I have seen "Amount of Resources" usage pass as acceptable. So that's why I have chosen A. But, I am not sure.
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11 Apr 2009, 11:13
My money on A. Battle is between A and E.
E can't be right as there is absolutely no reason to put are and is(two helping verbs) for the same main verb(related). About amount-, I guess it is used here for the combo of time and resource, which could be correct as well. For example you can say amount of time and money invested in the stocks.
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11 Apr 2009, 18:14
I think its a mgmat question. Here is a discussion on this question. Acording to this OA is E.

http://www.manhattangmat.net.in/forums/post22462.html

And the reasoning given is that the sentence should be like this

Like other.....the growth rate....is related to the amount of time and (amount of) resources dedicated to the endeavor.

and "amount of resources" is wrong it should be "number of resources"

Like other.....the growth rate....is related to the amount of time and (to) resources dedicated to the endeavor.

in which case it should be A.
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12 Apr 2009, 05:02
neeshpal wrote:

Like other.....the growth rate....is related to the amount of time and (to) resources dedicated to the endeavor.

in which case it should be A.

Because it disturbs parallel structure ... we are talking of "to the amount of time" and "to resources" which are different things - one is AMOUNT of something and the other is 'Some other thing'. Besides there is change in meaning also ... resources and number of resources are not the same thing.
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13 Apr 2009, 06:58
I guess this sentence is poorly structured- Putting AS and are in the start of the sentence makes no sense to me. But grammatrically mgmt is correct with the OA.
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16 Apr 2009, 15:13
will go with C with A as a close second
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16 Apr 2009, 21:11
My choice is E

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 --> amount is a modifier for such uncountable noun as time. However, in this context, it is thought to modify for resources too, but resources is countable. Thus, this choice is incorrect

B Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and -->just like is unidiomatically placed at the beginning of the sentence. Besides, there is the same error as that of A

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 --> Like can't stand at the beginning of a clause

D As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and --> same error as that of A althought as here is correctly placed at the beginning of the clause

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 --> As is correct, number of is correctly added to modify for countable resources. This choice is best
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16 Apr 2009, 21:36
Boils down to C and E.

As other performance indicators are - is incorrect usage. Like is the right comparison choice here. Of course a sentence can start with Like.

I'll go with C
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16 Apr 2009, 22:13
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Boils down to C and E.

As other performance indicators are - is incorrect usage. Like is the right comparison choice here. Of course a sentence can start with Like.

I'll go with C

I think you have problem with the use of as in clause, re-check it more carefully !!!
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Lets have one rule pretty straight forward...Like is used co compare nouns and as is used to compare verbs...So A, B and C are gone.....Amount of time and resources will be wrong to use...So I'll go with E.............
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25 Oct 2009, 05:27
ritula 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

E is the best - "the number of resources" is grammatically correct and is required here to be parallel with the amount of time
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25 Oct 2009, 06:16
I'll go will E ..
The As ..are and use of 'number of' makes E the right choice.
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