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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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New post 05 Aug 2007, 23:19
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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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I agree, I believe A would be the best choice but why is it wrong?

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New post 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?

And please follow up on future threads also...

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OA is C according to GMATPrep. Boooo!!!

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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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For choice C, I don't think that we are directly comparing traditional pharmacies with online drug stores

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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

Please explain your reason for your choice.

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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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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

Please explain your reason for your choice.

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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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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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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

Please explain your reason for your choice.

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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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C indeed

Its all about correct comparison

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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C indeed

Its all about correct comparison

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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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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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.

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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

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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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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


Please leave your explanation and tell more about IT ( since it is primarily).

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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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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...'

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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


Please leave your explanation and tell more about IT ( since it is primarily).


B and D can be eliminated.
D uses "as..so" which is not the correct comparison.
B "to have success" is wrong.

That leaves A, C and E.
In E - the "like pharmacies" should have been followed with a drugstore and not cornerstone. So this has a modifier problem.
In A , the "as it is with" is incorrect. What is "it" referring to ?

That leaves C.
Another way to check C is to flip the sentence around a bit so that it reads as :

Prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore, as is the case with traditional pharmacies, since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers, who then also buy other health-related items.
Now you will see that the 2nd "it" correctly refers to prescriptions.

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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 it has no clear antecedent
B. As with the case of traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success incorrect idiom and case is compared with online drugstores
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 in correct idiom. Correct idiom is Just as X..so Y
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore is prescriptions traditional pharmacies are compard with cornerstone


Please leave your explanation and tell more about IT ( since it is primarily).


C is correct here


Thank BuffDaddy! OA is C!
IF I revise A (eliminate IT) like this :
As is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful

What will happen? Then is A correct?

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[quote="lexisIF I revise A (eliminate IT) like this :
As is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful

What will happen? Then is A correct?[/quote]

There is still something missing in the comparison.

"As is <what> with traditional pharmacies"..
and this <what> is being compared with onlne drugstores here in the modified sentence

so C correctly fills this gap by comparing the "state of being" or a feature of the two types of drugstores correctly by using the idiomatic "as is the case"

hope that helps.

in questions like these, try to get the logical comparison down first. you will be able to eliminate 2, probably 3 incorrect choices, then its a matter of grammar rules.

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