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# Like vs such as -- SC Galapagos tortoise

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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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25 Mar 2007, 11:46
Scientists can not "be based on", so A, C, and E are out.
D wrongly uses "like" to give example, so we get B.
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28 Mar 2007, 01:42
OA is B
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31 Mar 2007, 06:04
'On the basis of' is preferred to 'Based on' in GMATland.
So A, C and E are out.
Now the close call is between B and D.
Like vs Such as
Like is used to describe the similarities
Such as is used to give examples .

Here the 'such as' wins over 'like' as the examples is quoted in the sentence.
Hence the answer is 'B'
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01 Apr 2007, 01:12
I agree with Wudy's explanation... answer is B

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01 Apr 2007, 01:12
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