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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
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Scientists estimate something on the basis of something, not based on something. Thus, (A), (C), (E) are incorrect.

Between (B) and (D), (B) is better.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2005, 12:29
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I don't see anyting wrong with A.


(A) is wrong. "Based on.." describes Scientists instead of their estimation.
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Thanks for the explanations

The OA is B.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2005, 02:54
This was a B for me! But how does "Based on"describe scientists instead of thier estimate?
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