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Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail, the failure rate for businesses in the Amish community hovers around 5 percent.

A. Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail
B. Unlike mainstream American businesses, in which the failure rate is more than half
C. Unlike mainstream American businesses, where more than half of them fail
D. While the rate of mainstream American businesses failing is more than half
E. While more than half of mainstream American businesses fail

Shouldn't D be the answer because it is comparing two failure rates? Only D mentions failure rate. But the OA is E.

Please explain. :(
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New post 12 Apr 2007, 22:19
ricokevin wrote:
Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail, the failure rate for businesses in the Amish community hovers around 5 percent.

A. Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail
B. Unlike mainstream American businesses, in which the failure rate is more than half
C. Unlike mainstream American businesses, where more than half of them fail
D. While the rate of mainstream American businesses failing is more than half
E. While more than half of mainstream American businesses fail

Shouldn't D be the answer because it is comparing two failure rates? Only D mentions failure rate. But the OA is E.

Please explain. :(


D uses present progressive "Failing!". Which is not correct"" It is not something happening at present. It is just a comparison... E makes this comparison more correctly. Without mentioing the word "rate!"
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ricokevin wrote:
Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail, the failure rate for businesses in the Amish community hovers around 5 percent.

A. Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail
B. Unlike mainstream American businesses, in which the failure rate is more than half
C. Unlike mainstream American businesses, where more than half of them fail
D. While the rate of mainstream American businesses failing is more than half
E. While more than half of mainstream American businesses fail

Shouldn't D be the answer because it is comparing two failure rates? Only D mentions failure rate. But the OA is E.

Please explain. :(


Rate should be compared to rate only. So A, B and C are out. D is wordy while E is concise and too the point. so E
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D-> the rate cannot be "more than half". This is incorrect usage. The rate has to be tangible - say 5% - as mentioned in the latter half.

E is correct in all respects
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ricokevin wrote:
Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail, the failure rate for businesses in the Amish community hovers around 5 percent.

A. Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail
B. Unlike mainstream American businesses, in which the failure rate is more than half
C. Unlike mainstream American businesses, where more than half of them fail
D. While the rate of mainstream American businesses failing is more than half
E. While more than half of mainstream American businesses fail

Shouldn't D be the answer because it is comparing two failure rates? Only D mentions failure rate. But the OA is E.

Please explain. :(


In D the comparision is incorrect. What is rate of failure for AMerican businesses? half what? %, nos of businesses?
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goalsnr wrote:
ricokevin wrote:
Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail, the failure rate for businesses in the Amish community hovers around 5 percent.

A. Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail
B. Unlike mainstream American businesses, in which the failure rate is more than half
C. Unlike mainstream American businesses, where more than half of them fail
D. While the rate of mainstream American businesses failing is more than half
E. While more than half of mainstream American businesses fail

Shouldn't D be the answer because it is comparing two failure rates? Only D mentions failure rate. But the OA is E.

Please explain. :(


In D the comparision is incorrect. What is rate of failure for AMerican businesses? half what? %, nos of businesses?


Thanks guys! :-D

goalsnr, you've got a point there. :wink:
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