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In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea

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In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would retail-food sector in the west.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector in the west does.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector of the west.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.


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Originally posted by Ekland on 05 Apr 2016, 02:53.
Last edited by Ekland on 06 Apr 2016, 14:42, edited 1 time in total.
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In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would retail-food sector in the west.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector in the west does.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector of the west.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.


How is that sentence correct? the OA. Help.


First consider the following sentence:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as (firms) in retail-food sector of the west (would resort to).

The green font portion is compared to blue font portion using such..... as.

The parallelism marker is : such.... as

The parallel elements are:

1. Firms in no other industry would resort to (words rearranged for easy understanding).
2. (firms) in retail-food sector of the west (would resort to)

Omitting the repeated words in the second part of the comparison, the sentence becomes:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as in retail-food sector of the west.

Now introduce an example of an idiosyncratic idea using such as (the example is in orange font):

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.

There are 2 such as constructions in the sentence:
1. such.... as.. is used to compare activities in 2 industries.
2. such as is used to introduce an example of an idiosyncratic idea.

Is the above explanation clear?
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In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would retail-food sector in the west.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector in the west does.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector of the west.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.


How is that sentence correct? the OA. Help.


First consider the following sentence:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as (firms) in retail-food sector of the west (would resort to).

The green font portion is compared to blue font portion using such..... as.

The parallelism marker is : such.... as

The parallel elements are:

1. Firms in no other industry would resort to (words rearranged for easy understanding).
2. (firms) in retail-food sector of the west (would resort to)

Omitting the repeated words in the second part of the comparison, the sentence becomes:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as in retail-food sector of the west.

Now introduce an example of an idiosyncratic idea using such as (the example is in orange font):

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.

There are 2 such as constructions in the sentence:
1. such.... as.. is used to compare activities in 2 industries.
2. such as is used to introduce an example of an idiosyncratic idea.

Is the above explanation clear?


Big NO.
There is no two "such as" in the OA.
The OA is wrong grammatically.
That's very annoying.
Can't someone see that?
"such an idea such as"?
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New post 05 Apr 2016, 11:50
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sayantanc2k wrote:
Nez wrote:
In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would retail-food sector in the west.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector in the west does.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector of the west.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.


How is that sentence correct? the OA. Help.


First consider the following sentence:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as (firms) in retail-food sector of the west (would resort to).

The green font portion is compared to blue font portion using such..... as.

The parallelism marker is : such.... as

The parallel elements are:

1. Firms in no other industry would resort to (words rearranged for easy understanding).
2. (firms) in retail-food sector of the west (would resort to)

Omitting the repeated words in the second part of the comparison, the sentence becomes:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as in retail-food sector of the west.

Now introduce an example of an idiosyncratic idea using such as (the example is in orange font):

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.

There are 2 such as constructions in the sentence:
1. such.... as.. is used to compare activities in 2 industries.
2. such as is used to introduce an example of an idiosyncratic idea.

Is the above explanation clear?


Big NO.
There is no two "such as" in the OA.
The OA is wrong grammatically.
That's very annoying.
Can't someone see that?
"such an idea such as"?


OK..then once again... The OA (option E) is:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.

The 2 sets of "such as " are now highlighted in different colours.

"such an idiosyncratic idea such as"?... the such and such as within your quote are independent. The as for the first such ( in pink) is not included within your quoted part.
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that-clause can not follow a preposition.

think of that you come here

dose not availale in english.

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New post 11 Jul 2016, 12:08
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Can you please explain how to decide what phrases should be repeated and what should be omitted? In this example,

In no other industry firms would........ as retail industry of west. 'In' follows before starting of comparison and does it not obvious for second phrase?

Could you please help me if there are any general rules or more examples related to this, which can help me with this concept?
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In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do. ------- "AS" used is not used to state example.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would retail-food sector in the west. wrong comparison

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector in the west does.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector of the west. wrong comparisor

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.


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Can you please explain how to decide what phrases should be repeated and what should be omitted? In this example,

In no other industry firms would........ as retail industry of west. 'In' follows before starting of comparison and does it not obvious for second phrase?

Could you please help me if there are any general rules or more examples related to this, which can help me with this concept?


The basic concept is that when there is an ambiguity in meaning if certain parts are omitted from the parrallel structure then such omission is NOT allowed. Please consider a simpler example in the following link:

authoritative-parents-are-more-likely-than-permissive-81108-20.html#p1708944
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sayantanc2k wrote:
Nez wrote:
In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would western retail-food sector do.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as would retail-food sector in the west.

as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector in the west does.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as retail-food sector of the west.

such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.


How is that sentence correct? the OA. Help.


First consider the following sentence:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as (firms) in retail-food sector of the west (would resort to).

The green font portion is compared to blue font portion using such..... as.

The parallelism marker is : such.... as

The parallel elements are:

1. Firms in no other industry would resort to (words rearranged for easy understanding).
2. (firms) in retail-food sector of the west (would resort to)

Omitting the repeated words in the second part of the comparison, the sentence becomes:

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea as in retail-food sector of the west.

Now introduce an example of an idiosyncratic idea using such as (the example is in orange font):

In no other industry would firms resort to such an idiosyncratic idea such as that it is good to milk their best suppliers dry as in retail-food sector of the west.

There are 2 such as constructions in the sentence:
1. such.... as.. is used to compare activities in 2 industries.
2. such as is used to introduce an example of an idiosyncratic idea.

Is the above explanation clear?



OMG ! Tough question (atleast for me), would have definitely marked wrong answer for such questions in the real exam.

Nice Explanation though, Thanks +1 Kudos
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