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# As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores

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As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

A. As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
B. As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success
C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore
D. As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions
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OA C

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09 Jul 2007, 02:44
I will go with A.
B. enging with to have success, does not go well with rest of the sentence
C. Prescriptionns are : 'are' is wrong
D. As..So.. is incorrect usage
E. Like is incorrect usage
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05 Aug 2007, 22:56
I got A as well...but since I took the GMAT PREP today, I know this is incorrect.

Looking for someone to provide a solid explanation...
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05 Aug 2007, 23:10
the other only answer choice that would make sense is C

C) As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

Edit: I guess the focus here is on the prescriptions and not on the pharmacy/drugstore.

Anybody else with any thoughts?
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05 Aug 2007, 23:19
beckee529 wrote:
the other only answer choice that would make sense is C

C) As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

one queston here....doesnt answer choice C have a misplaced modifier?... Tradtional pharmacies should have a comparable noun...online drug stores??

I believe it is A....

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05 Aug 2007, 23:25
I agree, I believe A would be the best choice but why is it wrong?
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07 Aug 2007, 00:10
Guys please give the OA in a day's time... this is just denying the folks the right answer and perhaps a better alternative explanation!!

Please dreamgmat1 can you put the OA...and of course you would have got the explanation?

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07 Aug 2007, 15:24
OA is C according to GMATPrep. Boooo!!!
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07 Aug 2007, 21:25
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beckee529 wrote:
the other only answer choice that would make sense is C

C) As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

one queston here....doesnt answer choice C have a misplaced modifier?... Tradtional pharmacies should have a comparable noun...online drug stores??

I believe it is A....

FP

For choice C, I don't think that we are directly comparing traditional pharmacies with online drug stores
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20 Nov 2007, 14:58
As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

a) As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful

b) As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success

c) As is the case with the traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore

d) As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful.

e) Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions

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20 Nov 2007, 15:33
E is incorrect.

Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone?? E makes cornerstone similar to traditional pharmacies, a comparison of irrelevant nouns. you have to compare things that are similar.

i don't understand the usage of "as" in this question. if anyone understands the grammatical construction used here, i'm really interested to know.
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20 Nov 2007, 16:50
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As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

a) As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful

b) As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success

c) As is the case with the traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore

d) As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful.

e) Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions

regards,

I think its D

A: as it is... seems incorrect. but this would be my next guess.
B: same thing as A. I don't really know why, but I feel this is incorrect.
C: improper comparison
E: improper comparison, traditional pharamcies w/ the cornerstone is incorrect.
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20 Nov 2007, 16:55
OA is C. but i also don't understand how. if you can figure out how, i would love to know!
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20 Nov 2007, 17:46
tarek99 wrote:
As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

a) As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful

b) As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success

c) As is the case with the traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore

d) As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful.

e) Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions

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(E) Like - compares noun or noun clauses
First subordindate clause - traitional pharmacies - noun clause
Cannot find another noun or noun clause for comparison - incorrect

(D) As and so are prepostions, there should a verb next to them to connect to a noun or noun clause - incorrect
(not sure if this is acceptable)

(C) changes the orignal meaning - incorrect

(B) drug stores - plural & to have - plural - incorrect
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20 Nov 2007, 17:59
C indeed

As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items

a) As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful ( . ( online drugstores is compared with phenomenon and not with the pharmacies)

b) As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success (online drugstore is compared with the case)

c) As is the case with the traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore ( here prescription are the cornerstond of a success is also a case with the traditional pharmacies)
d) As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful. ( as...so unidiomatic)

e) Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions ( traditional pharmacies with cornerstone of a success - wrong comparison)

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20 Nov 2007, 22:35
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C indeed

As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items

a) As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful ( . ( online drugstores is compared with phenomenon and not with the pharmacies)

b) As with the case of traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success (online drugstore is compared with the case)

c) As is the case with the traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore ( here prescription are the cornerstond of a success is also a case with the traditional pharmacies)
d) As traditional pharmacies, so on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful. ( as...so unidiomatic)

e) Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful on-line drugstore is prescriptions ( traditional pharmacies with cornerstone of a success - wrong comparison)

Amar

Thanks Amar!! Its clear now.

Is it valid sentence if I remove the "so" in statement d)

As traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful.
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21 Nov 2007, 03:49
No it wont be... traditional pharmacies and online stores are nouns so use like instead of as.

For more clarification:

Like vs. As

• The word like is used to compare two nouns.
• The word as is used to compare two clauses.
• Do not use like when you mean for example. Instead, use the phrase such as.

hope this clarifies

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Amardeep Sharma wrote:
No it wont be... traditional pharmacies and online stores are nouns so use like instead of as.

For more clarification:

Like vs. As

• The word like is used to compare two nouns.
• The word as is used to compare two clauses.
• Do not use like when you mean for example. Instead, use the phrase such as.

hope this clarifies

Amar

Thanks for good explanation!!!!

-- Is following sentense correct? comparing the two nouns
Like traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful.
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22 May 2008, 21:58
As it is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.

A. As it is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
B. As with the case of traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success
C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore
D. As traditional pharmacies, so online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore is prescriptions

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22 May 2008, 22:07
IF I revise A (eliminate IT) like this :
As is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful

What will happen?
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25 May 2008, 07:39
I believe this is a test for modifier. We have to pay attention what 'modifer phrase' is trying to modify...
All seems to have some modifier issues except C. For instance:

In A) 'As it is with traditional pharmacies' can not be expected to work on 'online drugstore' Yes if, instead, we had 'Like trad pharmacies, online drugstore...'
Re: SC: Like vs. As   [#permalink] 25 May 2008, 07:39

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