Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs not usually employed by fine artists.
a) because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs
b) because it is formed of materials like knickknacks and cast-offs that are
c) because it is formed of materials, like knickknacks and cast-offs, materials
d) in that its formation, materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, is
e) in that it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, materials
guys, again the issue of "because" and "in that." From what I understood, "because" is preferred to "in that", yet "in that" is the correct choice here. i've noticed that whenever there is such a split, the "in that" was alway the correct choice. is "in that" more preferred than "because" or what am i missing here? can somebody provide explanation when choosing your answer? thanks
Whenever you see 'because' and 'in that' in a sentence, 'in that' is, more than not, the correct choice.
'in that' qualifies a previous sentence. 'because' establishes a simple causal relationship.
There is no causal relationship established in this sentence. We just want to explain what makes bricolage an unusual art form.