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# Because a manufacturer secures a patent for a pharmaceutical

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23 Feb 2014, 06:49
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a)Because a manufacturer secures a patent for a pharmaceutical compound, the patent does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like it, as long as those chemicals have at least one structural difference with the patented compound ------ ‘from producing a chemical like it’ , ‘as long as those chemicals have’ see the shift in number. From a chemical, the choice incongruously shifts to ‘those chemicals’

b)That a manufacturer has secured a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds do not bar competitors from producing similar chemicals and having at least one important difference from the patented compound incorrect usage of having--- The subject of the sentence is the long --- That a manufacturer has secured a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds--- This is considered singular and hence the verb should be -- does not bar -- and not --do not bar--.

c) A patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like the patented compound, as long as the two differ structurally in at least one way correct – Correct choice. You may see that this is a comparison between tow compounds and that one is the example of each other; use of ' such as' is wrong as you find in later choices. .

d)When securing a patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds, competitors are not barred from the production of chemicals such as the patented compound, provided that there is at least one structural difference --- 1. Modification problem 2. When we use a subordinate conjunction such as ‘when” it should be part of a full-fledged clause, with a noun verb and not with a simple participial phrase as comparing 3. 'such as' is wrong

e)Even if a manufacturer secures a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds, this does not bar competitors from the production of a chemical such as the patented compound, but having at least one structural difference from it. ----1. From the production is wrong idiom; from producing is the acceptable version 2. 2. 'Such as' are wrong 3. But having is a wrong structure. We cannot use a fanboy here to connect IC and a participial phrase 4. Do all the manufacturer’s put together produce one chemical? It should be chemicals rather

Nice question Kudo to Marcab

Hi,

I agree that "A" contains error b/c of the shift in number. However, I attack the sentence by meaning. When I first read the sentence, it comes to me that "A" explain a causal effect.
"Because a manufacturer secures a patent for a pharmaceutical compound , the patent does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like it, as long as those chemicals have at least one structural difference with the patented compound ". Because we care about the "compound" as a whole, so changing just 1 ingredient make it a different compound and thereby, does not violate the patent.

Can anyone help to clarify?

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18 Mar 2016, 08:36
i am not sure of OA here ; isnt like only used for comparison purposes
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Updated on: 18 Mar 2016, 23:41
rohitkumar77 wrote:
i am not sure of OA here ; isnt like only used for comparison purposes

Here "Like" is used to show the similarity.

We can directly eliminate D and E for the usage of "Such As" which is used to express examples.
We are saying a contrast here. Although we got a patent, patent does not bar the production of similar element. Hence the usage of because is wrong here. Eliminate A.
B is having subject verb agreement error. Hence C stands.

Originally posted by sowragu on 18 Mar 2016, 22:19.
Last edited by sowragu on 18 Mar 2016, 23:41, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Mar 2016, 23:26
rohitkumar77 wrote:
i am not sure of OA here ; isnt like only used for comparison purposes

Hi,

You are correct when you say LIKE is used for comparisions..
It is doing exactly the same thing.

'Patented compound' is not a example of CHEMICAL..
But the meaning conveyed is that a chemical similar to the Patented compound can be produced given that the two are structually different in some way.

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17 May 2016, 09:06
Got this after some struggle , can you specify the source ?
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07 Jul 2017, 06:14
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07 Jul 2017, 07:15
I see that E is wrong, however, could someone clarify if the usage of "this" is correct?
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07 Jul 2017, 07:34
Because a manufacturer secures a patent for a pharmaceutical compound, the patent does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like it, as long as those chemicals have at least one structural difference with the patented compound.

a)Because a manufacturer secures a patent for a pharmaceutical compound, the patent does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like it, as long as those chemicals have at least one structural difference with the patented compound pronoun ambiguity

b)That a manufacturer has secured a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds do not bar competitors from producing similar chemicals and having at least one important difference from the patented compound incorrect usage of having

c)A patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like the patented compound, as long as the two differ structurally in at least one way correct

d)When securing a patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds, competitors are not barred from the production of chemicals such as the patented compound, provided that there is at least one structural difference who is secures the patent - manufacturers or competitors..it says competitors - incorrect

e)Even if a manufacturer secures a patent for one of its pharmaceutical compounds, this does not bar competitors from the production of a chemical such as the patented compound, but having at least one structural difference from it incorrect usage of having

Is it correct​ to use comma before as long as. Shouldn't it be in continuation?

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Is it correct to use a comma before as long as? Shouldn't it be in continuation?

c)A patent for one of a manufacturer’s pharmaceutical compounds does not bar competitors from producing a chemical like the patented compound, as long as the two differ structurally in at least one way

True. A subordinate clause that appears at the end of a complex sentence is not set off by a comma from the main clause before it.
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