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208. 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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E is the best

A. Changes meaning, no connection between two sentence
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.
What not normally found ? tissues, not "tooth and bone"
there is no connection between the two sentences

B. like cannot be used, it says they are tissues something like toot and bone, but not tooth and bone, always in these cases, "such as" is correct. It is a classic mistake of like.

C same error as in B

D same error as in A

E Correct, uses such as, uses "tissues" to connect the two sentences.
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E is the best

A. Changes meaning, no connection between two sentence
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.
What not normally found ? tissues, not "tooth and bone"
there is no connection between the two sentences

B. like cannot be used, it says they are tissues something like toot and bone, but not tooth and bone, always in these cases, "such as" is correct. It is a classic mistake of like.

C same error as in B

D same error as in A

E Correct, uses such as, uses "tissues" to connect the two sentences.
hope this helps....


If it were "such as" in B...would it be correct then... what say?
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If it were "such as" in B...would it be correct then... what say?


yes other than "like", there seems to be nothing wrong in B, if "such as" is used instead of "like", B looks fine
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crejoc wrote:
E is the best

A. Changes meaning, no connection between two sentence
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.
What not normally found ? tissues, not "tooth and bone"
there is no connection between the two sentences

E Correct, uses such as, uses "tissues" to connect the two sentences.
hope this helps....


awesome explanation to eliminate option A. I just read somewhere about the reduced restrictive clause and A is that sentece .. I used to have problems in recognising this type of things but now I see how that is tested.


"because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone that are not
normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears". here 'that are' is removed to make it reduced restrictive clause ..

+1 for ya.
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+1 for ya.

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Good one and nice explanation given above....
yes...will go with E now...
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Can someone further elucidate what's wrong with D?

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Can someone explain this one! thanks.
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208. 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
not clear what is not normally found, tissues or tooth and bone
(B) because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone that are
like is used for similarity, hence should not be used. Exaples are shown by such as
(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
like is used for similarity, hence should not be used. Exaples are shown by such as
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is
awkward framing of the sentence
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues
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because’ and ‘in that’ in a sentence, mostly ‘in that’ would be correct. ‘In that qualifies’ the previous
sentence, while ‘because’ is just used to show a simple causal relationship. So (E)
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D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is
Tissues .....is (no subject - verb agreement here)

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