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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, 12:55
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, 04:02
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

whats the OA?
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03 Sep 2007, 21:44
OA is 'A'
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07 Oct 2013, 23:52
Can we have a further discussion over this one?
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08 Oct 2013, 02:18
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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08 Oct 2013, 14:16
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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08 Oct 2013, 15:11
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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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08 Oct 2013, 19:20
I went for " E"... not sure why competing companies is wrong...
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09 Oct 2013, 02:10
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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

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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09 Oct 2013, 16:02
I can't tell what B is trying to say on account of typos
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11 May 2014, 02:35
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 defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and in distinct, as companies that compete

There is no problem in A. Identifying the SV pairs, highlighted in red, in the sentence shows that the comparisons are actually parallel. Lines of competition in the more established industries are correctly compared to those of the internet industry.
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27 Jun 2014, 01:36
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 defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and in distinct, as companies that compete

There is no problem in A. Identifying the SV pairs, highlighted in red, in the sentence shows that the comparisons are actually parallel. Lines of competition in the more established industries are correctly compared to those of the internet industry.

What is wrong with option B ?
Phrase "competing companies" doesn't change the meaning of sentence and neither does "Although". In fact the presence of "Although" clears the intent of 'they' in 2nd part of sentence. (i.e. lines of competition)

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27 Jun 2014, 11:25
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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 defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and in distinct, as companies that compete

There is no problem in A. Identifying the SV pairs, highlighted in red, in the sentence shows that the comparisons are actually parallel. Lines of competition in the more established industries are correctly compared to those of the internet industry.

What is wrong with option B ?
Phrase "competing companies" doesn't change the meaning of sentence and neither does "Although". In fact the presence of "Although" clears the intent of 'they' in 2nd part of sentence. (i.e. lines of competition)

Hello mate..

m not an expert but jus thot to try my best to explain..

in B,the sentence doesnt end well,although it quite clearly compares the lines of competition...the end is highly awkward as it states competing companies ,and may mean that they are,competing at the current moment...A however,puts it in simple present tense which is required in the context of the sentence..

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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 defined in the more established industries, in the Internet industry they are blurred and in distinct, as companies that compete // perfect whereas structure

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 // they is ambiguous --lines /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 //bad comparison

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 //bad comparison

E. Unlike more established industries, with clearly defined lines of competition, those of the Internet industry are blurred and indistinct, as competing companies //bad comparison
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18 Jul 2016, 02:26
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summer101 wrote:
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.

It is due to the one day following the underlined part:

companies " that compete one day"
competing companies one day may be partners the next

We need companies that compete to be parallel with (companies that are) partners the next day

competing companies one day may be partnering companies

In the second sentence competing is an adjective, but partners is a noun. To maintain structure we need partnering the next.

REMEMBER!!! Parallelism is as much about maintaining a structure as about having a grammatical reason!
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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

looks fine --will check further in round 2

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
internet threat is a new edition here !!

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
Incorrect comparison

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
Pronoun ambiguity

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

That makes A the answer !!
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