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# Q22: Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half

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Q22:
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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30 Aug 2008, 06:36
IMO E.
I think A, B, and C are incorrect comparison.
D awkward construction, not clear more than half of what?
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30 Aug 2008, 08:10
But 'D' is the only one, that compares failure rate to failure rate.

'E' compares failure of business to failure rate.
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30 Aug 2008, 08:29
OA is E
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30 Aug 2008, 13:22
It has to be E.

D is awkward and failing is clearly wrong.

It appears as if rate is compared to rate but it is clearly awkward and wrong.

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