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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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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

There are 1 error in the sentence

Amount of resources - INCORRECT since resources are a countable item unlike time. Eliminate A, B, D

Now comparing C and E, we come to the basic difference between Like and As
Recall that 'Like' is used to compare two nouns whereas 'As' is used to compare two actions/clauses
Since C incorrectly makes 'Like' compare two clauses - with the introduction of the "are", we can eliminate it

Hence E

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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

"the amount of time" and "the number of resources" is correct Not "the amount of time resources". So a,b,d are out. Between c and e, e is correct answer.

As other performance indicators are [related], the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
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19 Nov 2009, 23:45
OA is E.
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Tough question.

We have to use "ARE" in the first sentence to maintain the parallel structure (otherwise, we would compare PERFORMANCE with NUMBER/AMOUNT, which is incorrect).
So A and B are out.

We use "like" to compare and "as" to give examples. "As" clearly is giving examples.
C is out

Finally, the most difficult part.
It would be incorrect to say amount of time and __ resources without something giving the parallelism (we would be comparing AMOUNT of time with resources"

So, we HAVE to use amount of time and NUMBER of resources

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30 Mar 2011, 09:41
+1 E

"ResourceS" is plural, it is countable. "Number of" is necessary.
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05 May 2011, 20:43
in original sentence the amount of is doing parallel to time and resources ,which are countable .....that's why incorrect

A-same reason
B-same reason
D--as is ok in this context,but the issue remain the same
E- in correct .making parallel amount of time and the number of resources
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29 Jun 2011, 18:46
Nice question this!

Choice E -- amount of time and number of resources;
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08 Sep 2011, 05:21
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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

strike one: should be 'amount of time and number of resources...' and not 'amount of time and resources...' - eliminate A, B and D
strike two: Like vs As - eliminate C

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between Like and As
Recall that 'Like' is used to compare two nouns whereas 'As' is used to compare two actions/clauses

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08 Sep 2011, 06:04
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Tough question.

We have to use "ARE" in the first sentence to maintain the parallel structure (otherwise, we would compare PERFORMANCE with NUMBER/AMOUNT, which is incorrect).
So A and B are out.

We use "like" to compare and "as" to give examples. "As" clearly is giving examples.
C is out

Finally, the most difficult part.
It would be incorrect to say amount of time and __ resources without something giving the parallelism (we would be comparing AMOUNT of time with resources"

So, we HAVE to use amount of time and NUMBER of resources

@manager: I end up to D but can you tell me the ahy "are " is being used?
As is to compare example or action??
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29 May 2012, 04:32
This is tough one. I would never have noticed the fact that one "the" refers both to the amount and number of resources. Very nice question, indeed!

I went with A initially.
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29 May 2012, 07:34
I got E in 2 minutes.
Lesson learned about Like vs As.
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29 May 2012, 07:36
Could you please share with us the source of the question.
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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

Like go with Noun, but the other performance indicators is plural form, and the growth rate of start-up business is singular form. => Using Like in choice A is wrong. => plural noun in choice A should go with AS and ARE.
As go with Clause
=> choice B and C are out.

The amount of time (which is uncountable) and the number of resources (which is plural countable noun) => Choice E should be the answer.
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06 Jun 2012, 17:59
Resources is a countable word so it cannot be modified with "the amount of", so C,E left, and "like .... are" seems to be weird, maybe "are" is not needed. Thus E.
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14 Jan 2013, 10:54
As can not stand alone without a working verb; E.
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14 Jan 2013, 12:05
I got this one wrong. I thought that how "ressources" was being used here it could be considered as being uncountable. Indeed, in my opinion it is more the idea of "work" and "effort" put into the business than something really countable (which is more the idea of ressources used to mean "commodities"). Can somebody tell me if this could have made sense or explain why not ?

If not for this error, would question A have been right ? Is the use of "Like" + noun here correct and is it a problem that "other performances" does not agree in number with "the growth rate".

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zaarathelab 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

There are 1 error in the sentence

Amount of resources - INCORRECT since resources are a countable item unlike time. Eliminate A, B, D

Now comparing C and E, we come to the basic difference between Like and As
Recall that 'Like' is used to compare two nouns whereas 'As' is used to compare two actions/clauses
Since C incorrectly makes 'Like' compare two clauses - with the introduction of the "are", we can eliminate it

Hence E

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I was confused between D and E, Excellent Explanation.

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