Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 01 Mar 2017, 12:55

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 16 Oct 2006
Posts: 162
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 239 [0], given: 0

Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Nov 2006, 21:22
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

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
If you have any questions
New!
Senior Manager
Joined: 05 Aug 2005
Posts: 412
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Nov 2006, 22:17
I think it was recently discussed
B.......
'Although' is prefered over 'whereas' in GMAT
VP
Joined: 21 Mar 2006
Posts: 1134
Location: Bangalore
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2006, 14:27
I got D. I think you need companies that compete instead of competing companies
Director
Joined: 02 Mar 2006
Posts: 580
Location: France
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 100 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2006, 14:37
A

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
OK - POE and this sentence is //

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
out - more established than what? They refer to what?
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
out- wrong comparison competition/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
out - they has no referent
E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct, as competing companies
out- wrong comparison established industries/competition
Director
Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 751
Location: Dallas, Texas
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 151 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2006, 20:02
I know OA is B but I'm not convinced .... If someone can grammatically explain (please don't imitate Kaplan's official answer style, that sucks) the "as competing part", I'll be obliged.
_________________

"Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Oct 2006
Posts: 438
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2006, 10:39
B is correct

'companies that compete' is more wordy than 'Competing Companies'...Beside this I am sure if there is another grammer rule which differentiate these two.....
Manager
Joined: 29 Aug 2006
Posts: 157
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2006, 11:04
A sounds much better than B.
I agree with Swagatalakshmi. 'Competing companies one day maybe partners the next' doesnt even sound right.
Intern
Joined: 10 Apr 2006
Posts: 33
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2006, 06:33
B for me... This clearly takes care of the misplaced modifier in A.. lines are compared to internet industries. C and E have same problem. D .. has 'they' which does not make me comfortable.
Director
Joined: 02 Mar 2006
Posts: 580
Location: France
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 100 [0], given: 0

Re: SC - 17/14 : Competition [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2006, 07:56
I searched on this forum, and the OA seems to be B. However, there is a majority who chose A.
KC, can you please give the source of this SC. I don't know if it is of gmat level because A and B both seem to have weaknesses.

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

(-) For GMAT, I read that 'although' is preferred to 'whereas'. Don't know if it is really true.
(-) to what refers 'they'??
(-) 'the next' sounds weird!
(+) 'companies that compete one day may be partners the next'. I think it is grammatically correct.

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

(-) to what refers 'they'??
(-) 'the next' sounds weird!
(-) 'competing companies one day may be partners the next' . I believe it is clearly wrong. It cannot be //.
=> competing companies are partner the next day' = 'Running cars are immobile'. This simply doesn't make sense.
(-)'industries that are more established'. More established that what?
If we consider this SC from mgmat : 'Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.', the OE says : "less availability" is incorrect when not used in a direct comparison: it begs the question "Less than what?" "Decreased availability" would be better here. Second, "greater demand" also begs the question "greater than what?" I think we are here in the same situation.
Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Aug 2006
Posts: 374
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2006, 09:11
i think this is A.

In B, this is nonsensical IMO: "as competing companies one day may be partners the next"

blaarg
Intern
Joined: 18 Jan 2006
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

06 Nov 2006, 07:57
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, [b]they [/b]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

IMO E

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

VP
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1473
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 180 [0], given: 13

### Show Tags

06 Nov 2006, 09:06
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
I know OA is B but I'm not convinced .... If someone can grammatically explain (please don't imitate Kaplan's official answer style, that sucks) the "as competing part", I'll be obliged.

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.

In A - companies that compete and partners are not parallel.. since partners (noun) is in the non-underlined part, you need a matching noun in the underlined part as well. In B - competing (participle acting as adjective modifying companies) companies (noun) is parallel to "partners" in the non-underlined part.

Also - "in the internet industry they are blurred" in choice A is passive and is less preferable to "they are blurred and indistinct...."
06 Nov 2006, 09:06
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
12 Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more 16 02 Jun 2014, 20:44
46 Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more 28 28 Oct 2010, 05:24
Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more 1 03 Sep 2007, 12:57
7 Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more 18 06 Aug 2007, 09:17
Whereas lines of competition are clearly defined in the more 4 17 Jun 2007, 14:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by