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 Author: Bunuel [ 05 Jan 2023, 02:30 ] Post subject: Over 80 percent of Apples profits come from hardware sales, compared Over 80 percent of Apple’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.(A) compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.(B) whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Microsoft’s profits.(C) while in Microsoft it is less than 10 percent.(D) whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft.(E) compared with the profits from hardware sales in Microsoft, in which it is less than 10 percent.This is a SC Butler QuestionCheck the links to other Butler Projects:

 Author: Vaishali2004 [ 13 Jan 2023, 23:27 ] Post subject: Re: Over 80 percent of Apples profits come from hardware sales, compared While I did not feel the option B was gramatically incorrect, I rejected option B because in the non underlined portion 'Apple's profits' is the noun but in the underlined portion 'hardware sales' becomes the noun. Whereas, in option D this logic was present. Could someone please help by explaining what is wrong with my method of thinking?

 Author: DeeBee54 [ 14 Jan 2023, 04:18 ] Post subject: Over 80 percent of Apples profits come from hardware sales, compared Vaishali2004 wrote:While I did not feel the option B was gramatically incorrect, I rejected option B because in the non underlined portion 'Apple's profits' is the noun but in the underlined portion 'hardware sales' becomes the noun. Whereas, in option D this logic was present. Could someone please help by explaining what is wrong with my method of thinking?Hi VaishaliThis comparison / usage is right for a statement like - Unlike X, Y. There is no Unlike here, also B is more concise.Asides in D, "..profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft" ... could be wrongly construed as " Over 80% of Apple's profits comes from hardware sales, whereas less than 10% of (Apple's) profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft" ... more like sale of Apple hardware in Microsoft. Which is wrong

 Author: juri01m [ 16 Jan 2023, 07:24 ] Post subject: Over 80 percent of Apples profits come from hardware sales, compared DeeBee54 wrote:Vaishali2004 wrote: Asides in D, "..profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft" ... could be wrongly construed as " Over 80% of Apple's profits comes from hardware sales, whereas less than 10% of (Apple's) profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft" ... more like sale of Apple hardware in Microsoft. Which is wrongHi DeeBee54, I followed the exact same reasoning: the prepositional phrase "In Microsoft" coming after "hardware sales" seems to modify the sales themselves, making it seem like 10% of Apple's profits come from selling hardware sales in Microsoft. This modifier placement error distorts the intended meaning of the sentence.

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