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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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12 Jul 2007, 15:47
it is between A and B.
Others are discarded because 'such as' is correct when mentioning examples.

I'll pick B as it is better suits as a modifier for scientists.
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12 Jul 2007, 17:41
soul_assassin 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

B for 2 reasons
1. Correct modifier " on the basis"
2. Use of "such as"
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12 Jul 2007, 18:29
soul_assassin 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

"such as" cannot be right here. The X and Y here is "the growth rates of large modern reptiles" and "examinations of fossils of juvenile dinosaurs". Using "such as" makes this sentence unclear.

So, not A or B. E is wrong too, very awkward. So it is either C or D.
D is wrong because of the comma.
My pick is C. "Like" is correct here.
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12 Jul 2007, 18:49
I will go with B. I think such as is correct as the author of the sentence is trying to give us an example of large modern reptile.
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12 Jul 2007, 23:27
soul_assassin 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

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13 Jul 2007, 04:56
I think the answer is A.It straight forward and I do not see any errors in it.
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13 Jul 2007, 07:57
The OA is B. This question is 161 from SC 1000.
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14 Oct 2016, 15:25
I think the use of such as is wrong; it's not giving an example. So, like is correct and in choice D the use of "those of" make the sentence logically compared.

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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
Re: Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as   [#permalink] 14 Oct 2016, 15:25
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