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Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and

b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and

c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and

e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

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While “like” correctly compares the two nouns “indicators” and “growth rate,” “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.”

“Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) “Amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns. Further, “just like” is unnecessarily wordy. The more concise “like” is preferred.

(C) While “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources,” “like” incorrectly compares two verb phrases: “like other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” “Like” can be used to compare nouns, but not verb phrases. “As” should be used to compare verb phrases.

(D) “As” is correctly used to compare two verb phrases: "as other...indicators are, the growth rate...is." However, “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.”
“Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(E) CORRECT. “As” correctly compares two verb phrases: “as other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” Further, “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources.”

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Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of


There are 1 error in the sentence

Amount of resources - INCORRECT since resources are a countable item unlike time. Eliminate A, B, D

Now comparing C and E, we come to the basic difference between Like and As
Recall that 'Like' is used to compare two nouns whereas 'As' is used to compare two actions/clauses
Since C incorrectly makes 'Like' compare two clauses - with the introduction of the "are", we can eliminate it

Hence E

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Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

(a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
(d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of



While “like” correctly compares the two nouns “indicators” and “growth rate,” “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.”

“Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) “Amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns. Further, “just like” is unnecessarily wordy. The more concise “like” is preferred.

(C) While “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources,” “like” incorrectly compares two verb phrases: “like other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” “Like” can be used to compare nouns, but not verb phrases. “As” should be used to compare verb phrases.

(D) “As” is correctly used to compare two verb phrases: "as other...indicators are, the growth rate...is." However, “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.”
“Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(E) CORRECT. “As” correctly compares two verb phrases: “as other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” Further, “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources.”

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Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

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"the amount of time" and "the number of resources" is correct Not "the amount of time resources". So a,b,d are out. Between c and e, e is correct answer.

As other performance indicators are [related], the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
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Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

(a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
(d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

WE can eliminate A,B,D as the amount can not modify resources. its a count noun and we need to have number of.
between C and E.
Like is used to compare nouns and As is used to compare sentences/ clauses. So eliminate C

E is correct!
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Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

(a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
(d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
(e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of



While “like” correctly compares the two nouns “indicators” and “growth rate,” “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.”

“Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) “Amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.” “Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns. Further, “just like” is unnecessarily wordy. The more concise “like” is preferred.

(C) While “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources,” “like” incorrectly compares two verb phrases: “like other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” “Like” can be used to compare nouns, but not verb phrases. “As” should be used to compare verb phrases.

(D) “As” is correctly used to compare two verb phrases: "as other...indicators are, the growth rate...is." However, “amount of” incorrectly modifies the countable noun “resources.” “Amount of” is applied to both components of the compound noun: “amount of time and (amount of) resources.” “Amount of” can be used to modify uncountable nouns, such as “time,” but not countable nouns, such as “resources.”
“Number of” should be used to modify countable nouns.

(E) CORRECT. “As” correctly compares two verb phrases: “as other…indicators are, the growth rate…is.” Further, “number of” correctly modifies the countable noun “resources.”


Number of resources? Doesn't this change the meaning?
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Hi jlgdr,

The phrase ‘number of’ does not change the meaning of the sentence, instead it corrects an error that is present in the original sentence.

• Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of
o time
o and resources
• dedicated to the endeavor.

This is the structure of the sentence. The word ‘and’ creates a parallel list of two items ‘time’ and ‘resources’. So, the phrase ‘the amount of’ is applicable to both the items.

- the amount of time
- and the amount of resources

Now, ‘time’ is uncountable noun so it’s correct to say ‘amount of time’, but ‘resources’ is a countable noun, hence it’s incorrect to say ‘amount of resources’.
That’s why it is changed to ‘the amount of time and the number of resources’ in the correct option.


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There are two concepts being tested here : 1) Like Vs As 2) Countable nouns

Since 'Like' can only be used to compare nouns or pronouns and 'As' can be used to compare phrases or clauses, this sentence would need 'As'. So that leaves us with options D and E.

Within D and E we see that the difference lies in the last part of the sentence where they are using different modifiers for time and resources. Since option E uses the correct modifier for each : 'amount' for time and 'Number' for resources it is the correct option. Note: Amount cannot be used for Resources because it is a countable noun.

Hence , answer is E.

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Tough question.

We have to use "ARE" in the first sentence to maintain the parallel structure (otherwise, we would compare PERFORMANCE with NUMBER/AMOUNT, which is incorrect).
So A and B are out.

We use "like" to compare and "as" to give examples. "As" clearly is giving examples.
C is out

Finally, the most difficult part.
It would be incorrect to say amount of time and __ resources without something giving the parallelism (we would be comparing AMOUNT of time with resources"

So, we HAVE to use amount of time and NUMBER of resources

therefore, the answer is E
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+1 E

"ResourceS" is plural, it is countable. "Number of" is necessary. 8-)
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in original sentence the amount of is doing parallel to time and resources ,which are countable .....that's why incorrect

A-same reason
B-same reason
C- like can't follow clause
D--as is ok in this context,but the issue remain the same
E- in correct .making parallel amount of time and the number of resources
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Nice question this!

Choice E -- amount of time and number of resources;
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Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of


Answer: E

strike one: should be 'amount of time and number of resources...' and not 'amount of time and resources...' - eliminate A, B and D
strike two: Like vs As - eliminate C

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between Like and As
Recall that 'Like' is used to compare two nouns whereas 'As' is used to compare two actions/clauses

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Tough question.

We have to use "ARE" in the first sentence to maintain the parallel structure (otherwise, we would compare PERFORMANCE with NUMBER/AMOUNT, which is incorrect).
So A and B are out.

We use "like" to compare and "as" to give examples. "As" clearly is giving examples.
C is out

Finally, the most difficult part.
It would be incorrect to say amount of time and __ resources without something giving the parallelism (we would be comparing AMOUNT of time with resources"

So, we HAVE to use amount of time and NUMBER of resources

therefore, the answer is E


@manager: I end up to D but can you tell me the ahy "are " is being used?
As is to compare example or action??
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This is tough one. I would never have noticed the fact that one "the" refers both to the amount and number of resources. Very nice question, indeed!

I went with A initially.
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I got E in 2 minutes.
Lesson learned about Like vs As.
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Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and resources dedicated to the endeavor.

a) Like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
b) Just like other performance indicators, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
c) Like other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of
d) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and
e) As other performance indicators are, the growth rate of a start-up business is generally related to the amount of time and number of

Will post OA after some discussion. Please explain your answers.


Like go with Noun, but the other performance indicators is plural form, and the growth rate of start-up business is singular form. => Using Like in choice A is wrong. => plural noun in choice A should go with AS and ARE.
As go with Clause
=> choice B and C are out.

The amount of time (which is uncountable) and the number of resources (which is plural countable noun) => Choice E should be the answer.
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Resources is a countable word so it cannot be modified with "the amount of", so C,E left, and "like .... are" seems to be weird, maybe "are" is not needed. Thus E.
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The best test for whether a noun is countable:

one resource
two resources
three resources

Does this make sense? Yes. So it's countable.

Contrast this with time:
one time
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Only C and E are left at this point. C goes away because Like cannot precede a clause!
E is the winner

However, in the absence of "are" C could very well be correct and probably better than E
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As can not stand alone without a working verb; E.
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