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# RAGCT 2015 Day 6: Recently conducted surveys of over 100 start-ups

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21 Jul 2015, 06:22
I think it should be D as the others change the meaning.
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A. so much that these companies not discovering a point of differentiation as that they failing to communicate it --- Not discovering is wrong; We need a verb here not a participle

B. so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate them --- ‘them’ is wrong pronoun

C. that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation but that they fail to communicate it – Text says that the reason is both non-discovery and not communicating—only thing is that it is more due to non–communicating than due to non discovery. But C alters the intent and claims that the reason for failure is only non–communicating, implying that non discovery has no role in the failure. This is fatal. Another issue, a comma before 'but' would be more grammatical.

D. so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate it --- rigorously sticks to original intent and hence the best

E. that these companies discovering a point of differentiation fail to communicate it ---structurally weak; suspect the sentence is incomplete.

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21 Jul 2015, 09:43
daagh wrote:
A. so much that these companies not discovering a point of differentiation as that they failing to communicate it --- Not discovering is wrong; We need a verb here not a participle

B. so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate them --- ‘them’ is wrong pronoun

C. that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation but that they fail to communicate it – Text says that the reason is both non-discovery and not communicating—only thing is that it is more due to non–communicating than due to non discovery. But C alters the intent and claims that the reason for failure is only non–communicating, implying that non discovery has no role in the failure. This is fatal. Another issue, a comma before 'but' would be more grammatical.

D. so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate it --- rigorously sticks to original intent and hence the best

E. that these companies discovering a point of differentiation fail to communicate it ---structurally weak; suspect the sentence is incomplete.

hi daagh,

reason is not so much ...... can reason be used like this in a sentence??
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21 Jul 2015, 11:32
C and D are gramatically correct.
But only C makes sense
As for D, it means that: the problem with the start-up failure is not so much that companies don´t discover a point of differentiation but they fail to address it to their clients. Now how can they be blaimed for not addressing to their clients something they don´t know?
Thus, C makes sense by saying that companies know it, but they opt not to address it.

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25 Jul 2015, 09:53
Clear D...

3-2 split and then subj verb modifier...
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Recently conducted surveys of over 100 start-ups indicate that the cause of the high failure rate of start-ups is not so much that these companies not discovering a point of differentiation as that they failing to communicate it to their customers in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.

A. so much that these companies not discovering a point of differentiation as that they failing to communicate it

B. so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate them

C. that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation but that they fail to communicate it

D. so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate it

E. that these companies discovering a point of differentiation fail to communicate it
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Eliminated C and E because they change the meaning of the original sentence. Here two reasons of failures are given and one reason is more common than the other.

B vs D - it and them. It refers to "point of differentiation" while them refers to the startups/companies.
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Recently conducted surveys of over 100 start-ups indicate that the cause of the high failure rate of start-ups is not so much that these companies not discovering a point of differentiation as that they failing to communicate it to their customers in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.

A) so much that these companies not discovering a point of differentiation as that they failing to communicate it
B) so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate them
C) that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation but that they fail to communicate it
D) so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate it
E) that these companies discovering a point of differentiation fail to communicate it
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Recently conducted surveys of over 100 start-ups indicate that the cause of the high failure rate of start-ups is not so much that these companies not discovering a point of differentiation as that they failing to communicate it to their customers in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.

A)so much that these companies not discovering a point of differentiation as that they failing to communicate it
The answer A is not correct as discovering , failing is incorrect usage here

B)so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate them
Them in B is wrong as it points to a singular " point of differentiation "

C)that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation but that they fail to communicate it
The usage of that before not and but is logically correct. However it changes the original meaning of the sentence . the original sentence here draws a comparison that one cause is not so much as the other. Here it goes to say that one is not the cause but the other is the cause.

D)so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate it
The answer option D seems correct

E)that these companies discovering a point of differentiation fail to communicate it
The sentence is incomplete and hence wrong.

I feel D or C is correct here. However since D retains the original meaning it seems more appropriate.
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10 Dec 2017, 06:22
I will change to C too. D seems a bit wordy. I went for D coz i felt it retained the original meaning but D has too many negators here and is unnecessarily wordy
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I will change to C too. D seems a bit wordy. I went for D coz i felt it retained the original meaning but D has too many negators here and is unnecessarily wordy

Wordiness is not really the correct explanation - the comparison structure is altogether wrong in option D. The correct structure is:

(not) so + [adjective] + that + clause
I am not so happy that I will give you a treat.

OR (not) so [adjective] + as + noun/clause
I am not as/so happy as you (are).

You would notice that option D does not follow any of the above structures - the adjective is missing.
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09 Jul 2018, 05:02
C and D are grammatically correct.

A says:
The reason is not so much kind of A as kind of B

C says:

The reason was NOT A BUT B.

D says:

The reason is not so much of kind A as of kind B

D doesn't alter the meaning. C changes the meaning of the sentence.
To keep the meaning same we need D. Not C
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09 Jul 2018, 09:10
Option C:
that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation but that they fail to communicate it
Incorrect:

This choice is grammatically correct, but it changes the intended meaning of the sentence. As per the original sentence, there is a comparison between the two factors that lead to failure of the start-ups. One factor is more compelling than the other. However, this choice says that the reason is not A but B. Thus, this choice does not present the intended comparison between the two factors.
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