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Re: Teratomas [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 20:41
tough one...would have selected B but I see why E is right
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Re: Teratomas [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2011, 05:51
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.

To provide an example - use such as, but not like.

(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone tooth and bones are amonf the things that are normally found - wrong modifier
(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 awkward
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues

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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 04:26
I think that in E tissues is redundant, but if its the OA....
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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 04:56
E eliminates any ambiguousness as well uses the phrases "such as" to prephase a list of items.

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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 05:48
I also marked B, still not convinced with E :S
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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2012, 04:23
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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


There is something definitely wrong with the question. Bones are not tissues . So logically you cannot use "tissues such as" . It does not make any sense.

It seems safer to assume that it means tissue which are similar to by using "like".

Teratomas is the subject . So isnt the pronoun referring to a clear antecedent ?

I would say C..

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Re: Teratomas [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2013, 04:29
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I first remove the part which shows some examples to get the connectivity b/w subject and verb:
Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are composed of tissues not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears.

Here what THEY refer to: Teratomas or unusal forms of cancer?
No clear referrent. So, we need to replace this with the correct noun, TISSUES

If you donot append TISSUES after ...tooth and bone, then it indicated that tooth and bone are part of the not normally found in the organ, which is not the meaning.

B/w IN THAT and BECAUSE, I prefer IN THAT.
So, E is correct.


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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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I think its 'B'.

C & E - tissues is redundant.
D - wordy not concise




Its E

The sentence is comparing Teratomas to other forms of cancer. Hence 'because' is out. So A,B, C out

Between D & E, D is wrong for a nos of reasons..its wordy,uses 'their' , so we are left with E.

Thats the reasoning i used.
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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 11:01
So wats the final answer..B or E

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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 21:33
For one thing, tissues like tooth and bone would not be correct, because tooth and bone are provided as examples and in such cases, such as is the correct usage, not like. Also, in that is correct, since the intent is not to strictly establish a causal sequence here (in which case, because would have been more appropriate).

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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 08:29
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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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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 20:52
How is such as correct? Such as is used when examples are to be given ( correct me if I'm wrong ). So the sentence "tissues such as tooth and bones" does not make sense at all. Here he is saying that tooth and bones are examples of tissues. Well, tooth and bones are not tissues. Maybe the author is trying to convey that tissues like tooth and bones, as in tissues similar to tooth and bones.
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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2013, 20:45
E seems to be an active form, I think it should be passive form here.
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Re: Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are [#permalink] New post 27 May 2014, 08:22
smashingpumpkins 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.

(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


will go with Option E.

'not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears' is a modifier. From original statement it is not clear what it is modifying. It could be modifying either 'tissue' or 'tooth and bone'. This ambiguity is resolved in E, where it is explicitly given that 'tissues' are the ones which are 'not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears.'

This is the example of Noun+Noun modifier.

Choices B,C can be eliminated for using 'like' , D changes the meaning.
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