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# One of the duties of the Securities and Excange Commission is to .....

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One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as do the large, institutional investors.

A. as do the large, institutional investors

B. as does the large, institutional investors

C. like the large, institutional investors have

D. in addition to the large, institutional investors

E. as the large, institutional investors

Originally posted by hpmn on 21 Apr 2018, 14:20.
Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Jan 2019, 10:47, edited 3 times in total.
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21 Apr 2018, 20:32
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push12345 wrote:
I also have doubt between A and E.

Why A is incorrect. Why we don't need do here

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A is incorrect because it implies that the small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as they do about the large institutional investors. Financial health of the company is compared to the large institutional investors in this case.

E is correct because it implies that small investors have the same information about the financial health of the company as the large investors (do). In this case, information possessed by the small investors about the financial health about the company is compared to the information possessed by the large investors about the financial health of the company.

Hope this helps! Correct me if I am wrong
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21 Apr 2018, 14:24
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Hello,
I'm really struggling with this question - Could someone please explain to me why it's not a?
....small investors have the same information as the large investors do... . Why isnt this correct? Is it because it puts "do" before the subject?

If it was the other way around - "a/ as the large, institutional investors do" - would that make it correct?

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21 Apr 2018, 17:26
I also have doubt between A and E.

Why A is incorrect. Why we don't need do here

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Updated on: 21 Apr 2018, 22:18
Please provide a detailed explanation to this question. Although I understood the meaning difference in choices A and E, I don't understand why is E the correct answer because according to SC rules 'as' is always followed by a clause.

Originally posted by shreyassc on 21 Apr 2018, 21:34.
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21 Apr 2018, 21:42
I guess the explanation is good.
One can also look for "same .. as" pair which rightly compares small and large investors.

For other cases
A is wrong placement of do makes sentence incorrect.
B wrong because of does
C is wrong because like used to compare nouns not actions
D is wordy and makes not much sense
E is correct, Short,same..as pair

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22 Apr 2018, 03:49
shreyassc wrote:
push12345 wrote:
I also have doubt between A and E.

Why A is incorrect. Why we don't need do here

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A is incorrect because it implies that the small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as they do about the large institutional investors. Financial health of the company is compared to the large institutional investors in this case.

E is correct because it implies that small investors have the same information about the financial health of the company as the large investors (do). In this case, information possessed by the small investors about the financial health about the company is compared to the information possessed by the large investors about the financial health of the company.

Hope this helps! Correct me if I am wrong
As is part of underlined portion of the sentence. Option E makes sense with as but without as there is no comparison

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23 Apr 2018, 00:21
hpmn wrote:
One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as do the large, institutional investors.

A. as do the the large, institutional investors

B. as does the large, institutional investors

C. like the large, institutional investors have

D. in addition to the large, institutional investors

E. the large, institutional investors

I find a few issues with the OA.
1) as is not a part of the answer choice, hence there is no comparison according to choice E :- Which I fell is incorrect
2) I have learned that while using like and As we cannot use ellipsis to show action when used with as to make to short. This answer choice can now convey the meaning that the small investors as large investors should have all the information which is not the intended meaning and is illogical.
3) Using Do to refer back to having the information for some reason is correct for me

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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08 May 2018, 08:30
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hpmn wrote:
One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as do the large, institutional investors.

A. as do the the large, institutional investors

B. as does the large, institutional investors

C. like the large, institutional investors have

D. in addition to the large, institutional investors

E. as the large, institutional investors

Obviously the tussle is between option A and E.
Lets take two examples.
1. I prefer the blue dress as does John.
2. I prefer the blue dress as John does.

Obviously 2nd is correct. Since we are comparing the preferences, as should be followed by a clause. "John does" is a clause.

Similarly, our question can be answered. "as the large, institutional investors (do)" is the right clause, where "do" is optional.
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25 May 2018, 09:36
One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as the large, institutional investors do.
Do has been omitted in option E
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18 Jan 2019, 10:40
One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as do the large, institutional investors.

A. as do the the large, institutional investors

B. as does the large, institutional investors - helping verb 'does' is not correct for plural investors

C. like the large, institutional investors have - incorrect usage of like

D. in addition to the large, institutional investors - illogical - small investors should have the same information about the financial health of a company and large investors

E. as the large, institutional investors

Can you help me with options A and E?

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18 Jan 2019, 15:12
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hpmn wrote:
One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as do the large, institutional investors.

A. as do the large, institutional investors

B. as does the large, institutional investors

C. like the large, institutional investors have

D. in addition to the large, institutional investors

E. as the large, institutional investors

I chose A in this question because I thought "as" is used to compare phrases not nouns. In choice E it seems like we are comparing small investors having the same information to large investors. Could some share why my thought process is incorrect here?
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19 Jan 2019, 13:08
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Can you help me with options A and E?

Sentence created via the use of (A):

One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as do the large, institutional investors.

This sentence conveys either of the following illogical meanings:

One of the duties of the Securities and Exchange Commission is to guarantee xyz as large institutional investors guarantee xyx.

One of the duties of the Securities and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the health of a company, as the large, institutional investors have the same information about the health of a company.

So, the above version does not effectively convey that the one of the duties of the commission is to guarantee that small investors have the information that large investors have.

Sentence created via the use of (E):

One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as the large, institutional investors.

This version is better than the version created via the use of (A), as, since it does not include "do," one could take the wording as indicating that the word "have" is understood to follow "large, institutional investors, even though "have" is not stated.

Still, the above version is a bit weak. Either of the following versions would better express what the sentence is meant to express:

One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as is had by the large, institutional investors.

One of the duties of the Securies and Exchange Commission is to guarantee that individual or small investors have the same information about the financial health of a company as the large, institutional investors have.
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