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# Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are

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Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears.

(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone
(B) because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone that are
(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such tooth and bone, tissues
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14 Nov 2005, 19:32
in that is preferable to because here because we are talking about a specific reason.

D looks more concise than E.

My pick is D in this case.
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14 Nov 2005, 20:36
thanks duttsit, can you give an example where "because" is preferable to "in that their"?
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14 Nov 2005, 23:01
What is the OA?
Why is B not correct?
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14 Nov 2005, 23:16
joemama142000 wrote:
thanks duttsit, can you give an example where "because" is preferable to "in that their"?

Here is excerpts from the anandnk sticky post in this forum:

in that vs because - in that is used to talk about some aspects, and because is used to talk about all aspects
Example :
Going to Ivy league college is very stressfull because it includes huge expenses.
means
Going to Ivy league college is very stressfull in all aspects

Going to Ivy league college is very stressfull in that it includes huge expenses.
means
Going to Ivy league college is very stressfull from economic point of view.
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15 Nov 2005, 11:37
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What is the OA?
Why is B not correct?

B uses like instead of such as. such as means for example.

My choice is D.

Agree witih Duttsit. very well explained.
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15 Nov 2005, 14:58
E

duttsit,

Is the singular verb "is" in D right ? for the plural Subject tissues...Pls explain

because of this I Selected E.

duttsit wrote:
in that is preferable to because here because we are talking about a specific reason.

D looks more concise than E.

My pick is D in this case.
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15 Nov 2005, 15:06
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E

duttsit,

Is the singular verb "is" in D right ? for the plural Subject tissues...Pls explain

because of this I Selected E.

(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is

is here referring to composition IMO.
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15 Nov 2005, 20:37
We should repeat "tissues" for emphasis. Eliminate A, B and D.

E is better than D.

I pick E.
15 Nov 2005, 20:37
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