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Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess.”

(A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers’ accounts
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers
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Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess.”

(A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers’ accounts
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers



here modifier should modify 'scholars'... if you re write and put modifier after the 'scholars' in between commas also should make sense ..
letme try this way


scholars,Based on accounts of various ancient writers, have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess

or try other options ..

scholars,Using accounts of various ancient writers, have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess

see which one makes more sense? obviously the second one right? I think in this kind of situation, look for sensible meaning.

Scholars are using some thing to paint a sketch ..

IMO E.
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Re: Based on....On the basis of [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2009, 14:32
Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess.”

(A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers based on accounts how can scholars paint?
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers’ accounts awkward
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis awkward
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers Correct answer
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Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as the Galapagos tortoise and examinations of fossils of juvenile dinosaurs, scientists estimate that the largest dinosaurs probably lived to be between 100 and 200 years old.

(A) Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as
(B) On the basis of growth rates of large modern reptiles such as
(C) Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles like
(D) On the basis of growth rates of large modern reptiles, like those of
(E) Based on such growth rates as those of large modern reptiles like



same logic for this question as well..

'like' vs 'such as' .. here 'such as' wins because the sentence is listing examples.

scientists ,On the basis of growth rates of large modern reptiles such as the Galapagos tortoise and examinations of fossils of juvenile dinosaurs , estimate that the largest dinosaurs probably lived to be between 100 and 200 years old.

makes more sense.

A, C and E are wrong for using 'based '. scientists didn't base some thing to estimate. they estimate something on the basis of growth rates ..

IMO B.
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Re: Based on....On the basis of [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2009, 22:36
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WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as the Galapagos tortoise and examinations of fossils of juvenile dinosaurs, scientists estimate that the largest dinosaurs probably lived to be between 100 and 200 years old.

(A) Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as
(B) On the basis of growth rates of large modern reptiles such as
(C) Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles like
(D) On the basis of growth rates of large modern reptiles, like those of
(E) Based on such growth rates as those of large modern reptiles like



same logic for this question as well..

'like' vs 'such as' .. here 'such as' wins because the sentence is listing examples.

scientists ,On the basis of growth rates of large modern reptiles such as the Galapagos tortoise and examinations of fossils of juvenile dinosaurs , estimate that the largest dinosaurs probably lived to be between 100 and 200 years old.

makes more sense.

A, C and E are wrong for using 'based '. scientists didn't base some thing to estimate. they estimate something on the basis of growth rates ..

IMO B.




thanks...much needed explanation.


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Re: Based on....On the basis of [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2010, 14:13
I totally think "Based on" sounds fine, but my opinion doesn't matter.

I will stick do not use "based on" into my "to remember" list.

Does anyone else know of any other similar illegal modifiers like "based on"?
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Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 22:37
Hi All,

'Based on' is still not clear to me.

Can somone give any example where 'based on' is correct.

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Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2013, 11:41
"Based" must be used with things not people or persons.

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The book written by a professor from Toronto about an sixth century B.C all-female cult was based on accounts of various ancient writers.

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Based on accounts of various ancient writers, the book about a sixth century B.C all-female cult was written by a professor from Toronto.

In the modified sentence, "based on ..." is properly modify "the book"
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Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2013, 11:58
Please see the following thread for some good discussion on the use of "based on" vs. "using"

http://gmatclub.com/forum/based-on-accounts-of-several-witnesses-the-162173.html
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Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2013, 12:40
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Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess.”

(A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers’ accounts
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers


Scholars are not based on accounts -> A is out. B and D have ambiguous pronoun. C has incorrect opening modifier. E wins.
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