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New post 28 Oct 2010, 06:59
It about 3 mins to get through B. One of the goddamn questions!

A - wrong comparison. lines compared with internet industry
B - "they" = lines of competition. correct comparison. and its stressing "industries that are more established". Its shocking if it appears in the exam bcos this SC needs a subtle mind to get the difference!

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New post 28 Oct 2010, 07:23
Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, is a modifier. However it is not modifying "The Internet Industry". "in the Internet industry" made it totally wrong.

B is the correct one

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+1 b 8-)
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New post 28 Oct 2010, 15:14
B

Parallelism problem.

It's better to start the second clause with they for parallelism sake.

I'm not sure if you can consider whereas + clause a modifier.

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Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete one day may be partners the next.

A. Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete

B. Although the lines of competition are clearly defined in industries that are more established, they are blurred and indistinct in the Internet industry, as competing companies

C. The lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, unlike the Internet where they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete

D. Unlike more established industries, where the lines of competition are clearly defined, they are burred and indistinct in the Internet industry, as companies that compete

E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct, as competing companies


are u sure the ans is B? can u check it again?

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New post 30 Oct 2010, 01:47
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Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete one day may be partners the next.

A. Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete

B. Although the lines of competition are clearly defined in industries that are more established, they are blurred and indistinct in the Internet industry, as competing companies

C. The lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, unlike the Internet where they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete

D. Unlike more established industries, where the lines of competition are clearly defined, they are burred and indistinct in the Internet industry, as companies that compete

E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct, as competing companies


Hi Wacky,

What is the source of this question? Am not really convinced by the OA.

In B, "competing companies one day" is an awkward phrase. Its also not parallel to "partners".

A looks much better. "as companies that compete..." is an dependent phrase. It has a subject and a verb and looks like the best answer choice.

Experts - please guide.
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New post 01 Nov 2010, 02:09
Some forums indicate ans is "A".
Pls someone help to explain the answer
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New post 01 Nov 2010, 04:12
Also with B. it can't be A because [in the Internet industry] is not the subject for the modifying clause "whereas lines of competition"

B eliminates such problem as "they" correctly modifies "lines of competition"

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Definitely the answer is B in spite of the fact that it is wordy (industries that are more established rather than established industries). Applying the GMC rule Parallelism holds forth in comparison to concision.

A is incorrect because it fails in parallelism and so do the rest of the options.

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"the next" is a modified for "one day". So the answer must contain "that compete one day... the next".
So, OA is A.
B is obviously wrong in this question

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"Competing companies one day may be partnering the next day" would be a correct phrase...

Seriously the only answer choice which sounds right is "A"!!
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New post 18 Apr 2011, 12:09
Hi, here is the way I attacked this question. The initial sentence contains "as companies that compete one day", I think that does not sound good with companies - plural, and was expecting to see those in answer list instead of that.

There is no answer choice with those; however, I was able to eliminate answer choices A, C and D. The comparision in choice E is not correct and the line "those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct" does not make correct sense - pronoun issue with those? The only choice that is left is B and B sounds better than the remaining choices.
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I believe the usage of "where" is incorrect. "where" should specify an actual location, therefore we can cross off C & D.
And in B & E, "as competing companies one day may be partners the next" is an awkward phrase.

A appears to be the correct choice here.
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C,D,E are out because of wrong usage of Unlike.

Between A & B.
A uses "as companies that compete one day may be partners the next. " is much better than "as competing companies one day may be partners the next. "
Also "more established industries" is better than "industries that are more established"

A wins
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C,D,E are out because of Unlike.

Between A & B.
A uses "as companies that compete one day may be partners the next. " is much better than "as competing companies one day may be partners the next. "
Also "more established industries" is better than "industries that are more established"

A wins


Why do you think that competing companies is inferior to companies that compete.
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I went for " E"... not sure why competing companies is wrong...
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Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and in distinct, as companies that compete one day may be partners the next.


A. Whereas lines of competition are clearly defin ed in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and in distinct, as companies that compete

B. Although the lines of competition are clearly d efined in industries that are more established , they are blurred and indistinct in the Internet threats t industry, as competing companies

C. The lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, unlike the Internet where they are blurred and i ndistinct, as companies that compete

D. Unlike more established industries, where the lines of competition are clearly DEFI ned, they are burred and indistinct in the Internet i ndustry, as companies that compete

E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and i ndistinct, as competing companies




My Answer : A

C ,D & E are out --> illogical comparison
between B & A , i rejected B because of ",as competing companies" sounded awkward.

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A is the correct choice: Look out for quantities being compared. We are comparing lines of competition in Established industries and Internet Industry.

Reasoning:
A. Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and in distinct, as companies that compete--Correct.

B. Although the lines of competition are clearly defined in industries that are more established , they are blurred and indistinct in the Internet threats t industry, as competing companies---Here the meaning is distorted, because of although.

C. The lines of competition are clearly defined in the more established industries, unlike the Internet where they are blurred and indistinct, as companies that compete--Comparison of lines of competition and Internet. Incorrect.

D. Unlike more established industries, where the lines of competition are clearly Defined, they are burred and indistinct in the Internet industry, as companies that compete---'They' refers to more established industries and not lines of competition Incorrect.

E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct, as competing companies ----'Those' refers to more established industries and not lines of competition Incorrect.

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I can't tell what B is trying to say on account of typos

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