It is currently 22 Nov 2017, 00:44

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

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

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 278

Kudos [?]: 86 [6], given: 0

Location: CA, USA

### Show Tags

10 Nov 2005, 22:09
6
KUDOS
32
This post was
BOOKMARKED
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

Last edited by hazelnut on 21 Aug 2017, 06:16, edited 3 times in total.
OA Added and Topic name updated

Kudos [?]: 86 [6], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 03 Sep 2009
Posts: 75

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

04 Feb 2010, 01:04
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
-Amit

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 3

Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Jul 2009
Posts: 364

Kudos [?]: 200 [0], given: 22

Schools: LBS, INSEAD, IMD, ISB - Anything with just 1 yr program.

### Show Tags

05 Feb 2010, 09:10
amitanand wrote:
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
-Amit

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!!!!
_________________

I am AWESOME and it's gonna be LEGENDARY!!!

Kudos [?]: 200 [0], given: 22

Manager
Joined: 27 Aug 2009
Posts: 134

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

05 Feb 2010, 11:54
I think D is correct can any one post OA?

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 1

Director
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Posts: 540

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 92

WE 1: Investment Banking - 6yrs

### Show Tags

05 Feb 2010, 13:43
Will go with C - it modifies prescription correctly.

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 92

Intern
Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Posts: 45

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 16

### Show Tags

10 Nov 2011, 10:56
what you guys say on the structure "As X,y...." which is nt present in D

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 16

Intern
Joined: 29 Dec 2011
Posts: 7

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 6

Concentration: Finance
Schools: Yale '14 (II)
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V38
GMAT 2: 720 Q49 V40
GPA: 3.3

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2012, 17:16
C... "As is the case" is the correct construction

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 6

Senior Manager
Joined: 13 Mar 2012
Posts: 351

Kudos [?]: 205 [0], given: 31

Concentration: Operations, Strategy

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2012, 22:23
C is correct because of correct comparison.....!!!
_________________

Practice Practice and practice...!!

If there's a loophole in my analysis--> suggest measures to make it airtight.

Kudos [?]: 205 [0], given: 31

Senior Manager
Status: May The Force Be With Me (D-DAY 15 May 2012)
Joined: 06 Jan 2012
Posts: 271

Kudos [?]: 330 [0], given: 16

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2012, 23:00
+1 A.

Compares the Traditional pahrmacy with the online drug store.

Whats the OA ?
_________________

Giving +1 kudos is a better way of saying 'Thank You'.

Kudos [?]: 330 [0], given: 16

Manager
Joined: 10 Nov 2010
Posts: 246

Kudos [?]: 412 [0], given: 22

Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 520 Q42 V19
GMAT 2: 540 Q44 V21
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2012, 23:13
+ A

As is used to compare two clauses

First clause: It is ....
Second clause : drugstores rely

no other option is grammatically correct
_________________

The proof of understanding is the ability to explain it.

Kudos [?]: 412 [0], given: 22

Director
Joined: 28 Jul 2011
Posts: 518

Kudos [?]: 305 [0], given: 16

Location: United States
GPA: 3.86
WE: Accounting (Commercial Banking)

### Show Tags

26 Mar 2012, 02:30
Confused between B and C, but inclined to C
can anyone please explain how you negated B?
_________________

Kudos [?]: 305 [0], given: 16

Intern
Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Posts: 26

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Mar 2012, 10:38
+1 for C..OA plz.. would like to see an expert weigh in on this one

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 28 Jul 2011
Posts: 233

Kudos [?]: 161 [0], given: 16

### Show Tags

27 Mar 2012, 09:59
Vote for A

A. As it is with traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
--> it referes to the prescription - correct comparision of clauses

B. As with the case of traditional pharmacies, online drugstores rely on prescriptions to have success
--> whats the case here?

C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore
--> whats the case here?

D. As traditional pharmacies, so online drugstores rely on prescriptions to be successful
--> incorrect comparision - traditional pharmacies compared with online drug store rely on prescription

E. Like traditional pharmacies, the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore is prescriptions
--> traditional pharmacies compared to corner stone

whats the OA?

Kudos [?]: 161 [0], given: 16

Senior Manager
Status: schools I listed were for the evening programs, not FT
Joined: 16 Aug 2011
Posts: 389

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 50

Location: United States (VA)
GMAT 1: 640 Q47 V32
GMAT 2: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 3: 660 Q43 V38
GPA: 3.1
WE: Research (Other)

### Show Tags

27 Mar 2012, 10:41
I guessed C. I feel that's the right answer.

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 50

Intern
Joined: 13 Jul 2011
Posts: 40

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 8

### Show Tags

27 Mar 2012, 19:55

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 8

Manager
Joined: 30 Jul 2011
Posts: 113

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 24

Location: United States (NJ)
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 520 Q40 V21
GPA: 2.95

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2012, 19:36
C, here as well.

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 24

Intern
Joined: 04 Jan 2012
Posts: 7

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 12

GPA: 3.97
WE: Analyst (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)

### Show Tags

15 Apr 2012, 10:05
I just googled this question. OA is C. +1 for me

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 12

Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 266

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 20

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2012, 10:02
amitanand wrote:
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
-Amit

C. As is the case with traditional pharmacies, prescriptions are the cornerstone of a successful online drugstore

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 20

Manager
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 53

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 7

Location: Ukraine
Schools: LBS '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 650 Q44 V35
WE: Corporate Finance (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)

### Show Tags

27 Apr 2012, 06:51
D

As X, so Y - is a parallel structure. We compare traditional pharmacies with online drug stores.

I do not see any parallelism in C. we cannot compare case of traditional pharmacies with prescriptions.

What is OA?

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 7

Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 266

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 20

### Show Tags

27 Apr 2012, 11:53
samatace wrote:
C it is. Do not know why1

construction i marked above is common for such usage

Last edited by vikram4689 on 27 Apr 2012, 11:54, edited 1 time in total.

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 20

Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 266

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 20

### Show Tags

27 Apr 2012, 11:54
JubtaGubar wrote:
D

As X, so Y - is a parallel structure. We compare traditional pharmacies with online drug stores.

I do not see any parallelism in C. we cannot compare case of traditional pharmacies with prescriptions.

What is OA?

C is OA,
As X, so Y --- X,Y are clauses here but in case at hand X is noun

I hope it clears the doubt

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 20

Re: As it is with traditional pharmacies, on-line drugstores   [#permalink] 27 Apr 2012, 11:54

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6    Next  [ 114 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by