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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 25 May 2008, 16:53
ouch...

"since it is primarily prescriptions that attract the customers" is "it" referring to "the case"?

I think the first part of A is OK. it is fine to start out a sentence like that, without and precedence."

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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

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IMO B

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
what does it refer to??
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
Wrong modifier use and wrong idiom (idiom is As...is...so)
D. As traditional pharmacies, so online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
Idiom must be As is so....
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore is prescriptions
Like must be used to compare like things....use of like here is wrong.

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New post 15 Jul 2008, 07:03
IMO C

though i am bit skeptical because i think "online drugstore" should come right after comma but then no other choice is as convincing as C imo.

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New post 15 Jul 2008, 07:12
thanks guys for your posts, but would you please provide some grammatical explanations? By doing so, you're not only helping yourselves, but also everyone else who reads this post.
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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 drug store

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

Got this one wrong....plz explain!!!

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

Comparing situation of TP with OLD, wrong

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

Same as A

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

comparing situation of TP with OLD. Hold

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

Just as X so Y is the correct idiom.

More over it should use Like to compare TP and OLD


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

Uses Like but compares TP to Cornerstone of OLD

My pick C. I was not sure whether there was another idiom As X so Y. Also, different words are used in C. I picked D to start with but when I made the comparison, I let it go. What is the OA?

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I suppose it is a problem of wrong comparison each of them is not comparing the two practices correctly which is done in C so C for me
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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

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Tough one. A IMO. What's the OA?

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New post 06 Oct 2009, 12:29
I will go with option C.

watz the OA?

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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 //'as' is used but no clause comparision
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 //awkward
E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore is prescriptions //wrong comparision


you are comparing traditional phatmacies and online drug stores (actions).

only A makes sense.

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As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore - In this sentence as is the case is equivalent to prescriptions are the cornerstone

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New post 08 Oct 2009, 20:15
Agree with A - comparison issue. Sentence is logical

B - As is the case - awkward "...have success doesn't sound right either.
C - you are comparing pharmacies to prescriptions
D - Awkward
E - comparison with cornerstones

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Only C.

agree with gmataspirant2009 and getmba.

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IMO C

As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore - In this sentence as is the case is equivalent to prescriptions are the cornerstone


thanks. I agree with you.

+1 for ya.

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Hi Experts,
Could anyone look into the following question:

Q: 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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Hi Experts,
Could anyone look into the following question:

Q: 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

Thanks
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This is a classic example of a like vs as comparison question. Like is used when two nouns are compared and as when two actions performed by two nouns are compared. The question statement is evidently wrong. "Online drug stores rely on prescriptions for success, as it is with traditional pharmacies". "It" before the traditional pharmacies isn't clear what it is referring to, the reliance on prescriptions or the online drugstores? So A is out, all other options except for E suffer the "like" vs "as" comparison problem. On the whole, E solves the comparison issue, comparing traditional pharmacies with online drugstores accurately.

So my take is E. Was a tougher though!!!!
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I think D is correct can any one post OA?

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Will go with C - it modifies prescription correctly.

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