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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 as tooth and bone, tissues
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07 Jan 2006, 08:47
I vote for 'E'!

(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone
>> Wrong. sounds as if "tooth and bone are not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears"

(B) because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone that are
>> we need 'such as', like implies tissues=tooth & tissues=bone. Also,
same mistake as in 'A', because of 'that', a restrictive clause.

(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
>> we need 'such as', like implies tissues=tooth & tissues=bone.

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

(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues
>> The best. 'such as' usage to give example, 'tissues' after comma correctly conveys the meaning.
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07 Jan 2006, 08:52
E.

The shortlist is A and E. Then A can be eliminated because it is not clear what is "not normally found". the tissues after comma in E takes care of that. Agree with Vivek all through.
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07 Jan 2006, 09:29
Vivek/Arsh just nailed it.

E it is.

Difference between "in that" and "because"
in that - suggests in one aspect of the comparison
because - all aspects of the comparision
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07 Jan 2006, 09:33
giddi77 wrote:
Difference between "in that" and "because"
in that - suggests in one aspect of the comparison
because - all aspects of the comparision

Thanks for this
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07 Jan 2006, 13:52
E for me...
I read somewhere that GMAT prefers "in that" more than "because".
There are certain things to be observed in this sentence..

such as : needs to be used, becasue we are giving examples...e.g teeth
in that :
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08 Jan 2006, 02:01
E

A is out for wrong meaning of "...tooth and bone not normally found..."
B and C out because of like.
D is out for SV disagreement.
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08 Jan 2006, 10:56
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.

Should it not be this:

because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone that are

Isnt that the best readable sentence? why do they make it more difficult?
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08 Jan 2006, 19:03
OA is E. Thanks for the explaining why A is not correct answer.
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10 Jan 2006, 00:07
willget800 wrote:
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.

Should it not be this:

because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone that are

Isnt that the best readable sentence? why do they make it more difficult?

It might sound right to our ears, but grammatically it isn't clear that the "that" in the sentence refers to tissues and not the bones.
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10 Jan 2006, 01:16
willget800 wrote:
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.

Should it not be this:

because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone that are

Isnt that the best readable sentence? why do they make it more difficult?

willget800,
'that' here is used as a restrictive clause & it refers to immediate previous noun, which is "teeth & bones".
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10 Jan 2006, 01:17
The comma in (C) is misused, so E has to be correct in order to differentiate between teratomas and tissues found in the organ.
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30 May 2006, 05:26
I was balancing between A and E and finally chose the wrong of both.

What I read of the all the comments, is that A would suggest that bones and tooth rather than the tissues are not normally found in the organ.
I agree, but the sentence starts with " Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer (...) they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone". It means that tissues are in fact tooth and bone otherwise it should be "tissues such as (tissues) of tooth and bone".

If my statement above is correct, it would imply that (E) creates an error whereas (A) keeps the sentence consistent.

Am I correct or do I see problems where there shouldn't be any?
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30 May 2006, 13:47
Does anyone know of a definition or rule that clarifies when "because" or "in that" is used?

Or are they use interchangeably?

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31 May 2006, 05:23
i ll go for 'E'

but i have 2 questions

1. instead if " in that..." if it is given "in which..." is it wrong then (using which)

2. can anyone explain difference betn like and such as....

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31 May 2006, 07:37
Taken from the Sentence correction notes:

â€œlikeâ€
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31 May 2006, 21:32
we need 'such as' as we're giving a list of examples --> B,C are out

E is the best choice. we need 'tissues' to join the non underlined part of sentence so as to avoid suggesting that 'tooth and bone' are not found in the organ....
31 May 2006, 21:32
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