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# Q) Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of

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Q) Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail, the failure rate for businesses in the Amish community hovers around 5 percent.

A. Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of which fail
B. Unlike mainstream American businesses, in which the failure rate is more than half
C. Unlike mainstream American businesses, where more than half of them fail
D. While the rate of mainstream American businesses failing is more than half
E. While more than half of mainstream American businesses fail

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21 Jun 2007, 16:32
A, B, and C are out because of faulty comparison.

D is tempting, but the construction and diction is awkward. I'll go with E.

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21 Jun 2007, 16:41
It's D or E.

I was trying to find some kind of rate in the first half of the sentence to match the "failure rate" in the second half. But "X failing is more than half" is awkward.

I'll go with E too.

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21 Jun 2007, 17:19
To compare apples with apples, rather than apples with oranges, we're comparing failure rates with failure rates, rather than failure rates with companies themselves

A,B and C are out

D is a little awkward and wordy, E is more concise and grammatically correct.

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22 Jun 2007, 06:18
A, B and C are comparing "mainstream American businesses" with "failure rate" which is wrong. D is awkward. I'll also go with E.

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29 Jun 2010, 15:26
Mishari wrote:
To compare apples with apples, rather than apples with oranges, we're comparing failure rates with failure rates, rather than failure rates with companies themselves

A,B and C are out

D is a little awkward and wordy, E is more concise and grammatically correct.

The problem in E is that you are comparing American business with the failure rate for

OA is E, by the way.
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