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Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete one day may be partners the next.

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b) Although the lines of competition are clearly defined in industries that are more established, they are blurred and indistinct in the Internet industry, as competing companies
c) The lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, unlike the Internet where they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete
d)Unlike more established industries, where the lines of competition are clearly defined, they are blurred and indistinct in the Internet industry, as companies that compete
e)Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistict, as competing companies

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17 Jun 2007, 23:30
I would go with D.

I felt that in this question the usage "as competing companies" was wrong. It did not match with the rest of the sentence. Therefore I eliminated options B and E.

Between A,C,D. C was def wrong because I felt it was comparing different things. Between A and D I though the use of Unlike was more appropriate than the usage to Whereas. Hence D.

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18 Jun 2007, 03:44
Only choice B is concise and uses the correct comparison.

A uses 'more established industries' which is ambiguous...this can mean more industries that are established or more advanced industries.
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18 Jun 2007, 04:21
C,D and E are out because of wrong comparison.

Looks like (B) to me.

But in A and B, is 'they' correctly referring to "lines of competition" or can it refer to industries as well??
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18 Jun 2007, 10:26
for me the answer is A

Narrowed it to A & B, but B is out because of 'as competing companies one day may be partners the next' is not correct.
18 Jun 2007, 10:26
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