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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
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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
---> it would be fine if "competing companies" were " companies that compete" ...coz if not, "one day" is of no use here.

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
----> wrong comparison between "the lines of ..." and "the internet" ---> out.

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
-----> same as C.

E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct, as competing companies.
----->"those of " is " lines of competitions " ---> again, wrong comparison ---> out.

A stands fine.

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12 Oct 2006, 07:06
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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
- more appropriate, even though not perfect IMO.
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
- seems to imply that the internet industry is also among the "more established" industries.
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
- should be internet industry
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
- not clear what "they" refers to: industries or lines of competition
E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct, as competing companies
- same argument as D

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12 Oct 2006, 08:59
Going with B here .

"as companies that compete one day" was the bone of contention there but went with B because starting the sentence with "Whereas" looked incorrect to me.

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12 Oct 2006, 11:41
Phew...I also chose B but thought I was wrong since everyone chose A. "as companies that compete one day" sounds incorrect and I don't think the usage of Whereas is correct here. Where is this question from?

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12 Oct 2006, 14:35
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The sentence with the OA (B) reads thus:
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 one day may be partners the next.
I don't think the highlighted part sounds like correct English, or I am missing something basic here. Ivymba or matrix, Help me out!

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12 Oct 2006, 20:03
Anand - I think the issue has to do with "compete." Competing is the best option here because it represents a non-finite clause. The companies are competing and will continue to compete in the future. Check out the below link which does a far better job explaining it:

http://www.onestopenglish.com/section.a ... cid=146364
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13 Oct 2006, 06:55
The definate article is required to appropriately complete the comparison.

For some reason, the GMAT prefers "although" over "whereas" constructions when illustrating contrast.

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13 Oct 2006, 09:20
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Anand - I think the issue has to do with "compete." Competing is the best option here because it represents a non-finite clause. The companies are competing and will continue to compete in the future. Check out the below link which does a far better job explaining it:

http://www.onestopenglish.com/section.a ... cid=146364

Thanks Matrix! Finally, I see the rationale now.

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16 Oct 2006, 13:40
"as competing industries one day may become.." ????

I still like A, "one day" doesn't make sense above

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In A or B how do we know that "they" is referring to lines and not industries?

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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

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06 Aug 2007, 11:55
I think its B. Some corrections are needed ( but I think they are more of copy and paste issues when you typed the question )
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07 Aug 2007, 03:02
I would go for C

A) 'whereas' doesnt seem to convey well enough the purpose of what the author is trying to say, 'unlike' and 'although' seem to be better options

B) 'as competing companies ONE DAY may be partners in the next' sounds awkward

C) I cant spot any errors there, and it uses 'unlike' which seems better than 'whereas' from answer A

D) Definitely wrong, because here 'established industries' is being compared to 'they' (clearly referring to lines of competition). like should be compared to like

E) 'as competing companies ONE DAY may be partners in the next' sounds awkward

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03 Sep 2007, 20:44
OA is 'A'

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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

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28 Oct 2010, 05:29
because B "as competing companies one day may be partners the next"

totally differ from

A"as companies that compete one day may be partners the next".

So I agree with A

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28 Oct 2010, 05:33
wacky, i dont get it, explain how they are different?
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The first word after the comma has to be the word being modified OR have parallel reasoning.

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
After the comma, the sentence should speak of 'lines of competition' to maintain parallelism.
A does not do that.

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
Here, it is comparing clear definition of the 'lines of competition' with the 'internet'

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' does not clearly refer to the 'lines of competition'. It could also refer to industries.

E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct, as competing companies
'Those' does not clearly refer to the 'lines of competition'. It could also refer to industries.

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
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28 Oct 2010, 06:21
Definitely B

Problem in A is that:
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

The Bold part above as it is enclosed in the commas becomes a Non-essential clause.... which distorts the meaning, making it senseless.
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