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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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hi,
we are familiar with parallesism like not only x but also y
Another parallesim in Gmat is Not so much x as Y

In these context, only A B D remain.

Here point of differentiation is singulair so B out fail to communicate them.

we needs a verb after subject so A companies not discovering is noun phrase so out.


In C Not that and but that looks both show contrast looks not correct.

Option E out not have parallesim.


So Option D wins
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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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Tough question. I think I may not have gotten the correct idiom usage on second thought.
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Concepts used : Idiom, Pronoun, 2-3 split.
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very good question from egmat again. idioms at play. hope i am correct.
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C is the clear winner. All other choices even sound wrong :)... C!
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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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There is a clear 3-2 split among the answer choices between choices using idiom so much..as and choices using idiom not....but.
so much ...as is used incorrectly as it does not convey intended meaning. we can rule out A, B and D.
Also there are plenty other reasons making different choices incorrect.
"not discovering a point.....as that they failing to communicate it" is awkward construction and there is no verb in the sentence making option A incorrect choice.
option B correctly describes "do not discover" part but wrong for idiom and pronoun reasons "them" incorrectly refers to differentiation.
Option C correctly uses not but idiom to convey proper meaning.
Option D contains same errors as A.
Option E removes the but from idiom not but and also produces verb missing error.
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I think that choice C changes the meaning of the original sentence and B has subject verb disagreement.
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C is the clear winner. All other choices even sound wrong :)... C!


I would agree with you, but I have some serious doubts given it is a 700-level question. Anyways, I would still vote for C...
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I think the answer is ,

so much seems incorrect (I am not fully sure. I was first inclined to vote for D, but when I keep reading this sentence, it does not seem right. I could be wrong here), ruling out A, B, D. between C and E, E is ruled out as there should be a contrast between both clauses (point of comparison Vs. communicating it).
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They want to trap us with
1. pronoun "it" and "them" ( in this case to mention " the differentation" , not "these companies")
2. the contradiction and comparison meaning ( in this case is to determine the cause, not to compare the weight of causes
. So understanding meaning helps me rule out B, then all A, D, E
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I;ll go with D ... C changes that meaning saying that failing to differentiate is not the reason at all ... but the actual sentence is both are the reasons for failure but one is more than the other ...
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Great question! Will stick to my guns even though there are a few differing views in this thread.

seems to be very similar to the Jeans question in the OG.

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only C and D is idiomatically and grammatically correct.
The intended meaning is that "the companies fail to communicate" is not the only reason but a major reason.
option C communicates as if it is the only reason for start-up companies' failure rate.
Hence, So much....As is the correct idiom usage.

Originally posted by sunnyofnits on 20 Jul 2015, 20:51.
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D. so much that these companies do not discover a point of differentiation as that they fail to communicate it



I too go with D. Correct idiom: Not so much X as Y.

However, doesn't anybody think second auxiliary verb is also necessary--The cause is not so much X as is Y ?
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I;ll go with D ... C changes that meaning saying that failing to differentiate is not the reason at all ... but the actual sentence is both are the reasons for failure but one is more than the other ...


If we look at the options C and D logically, C seems to convey clear meaning. It doesn't say that failing to differentiate is not the reason. It says that these companies do identify the actual reason, but they are not communicating it. It is implied that failing to differentiate is the reason.
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Option C is correct answer.

.....cause is .....not that ... but...that

parallelism and meaning is correct here.

D says cause is both- discovery and communicating that..although in varying degree.
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option D imho => not so much as is the idiom
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option D imho => not so much as is the idiom point of differentiation is singular hence usage of "it" is correct.
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I;ll go with D ... C changes that meaning saying that failing to differentiate is not the reason at all ... but the actual sentence is both are the reasons for failure but one is more than the other ...


If we look at the options C and D logically, C seems to convey clear meaning. It doesn't say that failing to differentiate is not the reason. It says that these companies do identify the actual reason, but they are not communicating it. It is implied that failing to differentiate is the reason.



Hi,
we have to go with original meaning so C is out ...
the original meaning saysthat one reason is more reponsible for the efeect than a second one.. so SO MUCH .... AS... is the correct idiom,
only option retaining the original meaning, parallelism and the correct idiom is D
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