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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 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

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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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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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what you guys say on the structure "As X,y...." which is nt present in D

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C... "As is the case" is the correct construction

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C is correct because of correct comparison.....!!!
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+1 A.

Compares the Traditional pahrmacy with the online drug store.

Whats the OA ?
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+ A

As is used to compare two clauses

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

no other option is grammatically correct
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Confused between B and C, but inclined to C
can anyone please explain how you negated B?
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+1 for C..OA plz.. would like to see an expert weigh in on this one

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New post 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?

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I guessed C. I feel that's the right answer.

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I think C is the correct answer. Please post the OA

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C, here as well.

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I just googled this question. OA is C. +1 for me

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

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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?

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C it is. Do not know why1

construction i marked above is common for such usage

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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

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