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# Unlike mainstream American businesses, more than half of

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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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03 Aug 2010, 06:52
The answer is E, because we are comparing "the failure rate".

A, B, and C distorts the meaning and are comparing "mainstream American businesses" to the "the failure rate for business" which is wrong. D is awkward and wordy!

In questions like "Unlike X, Y"
X and Y has to be parallel to each other.
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03 Aug 2010, 14:37

Discussed 4 days ago.....
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