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# Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as

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06 Aug 2005, 08:27
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Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as the Galapagos tortoise and examination of fossils of juvenile dinosaurs, scientists estimat that the larger 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

(E) Based on the growth rates as those of large modern reptiles such as

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06 Aug 2005, 14:27
B it is.

Based on will never modify a noun nearest the clause...

It should be replace by on the basis of or using the records of...

Examination of and on the basis of...

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07 Aug 2005, 07:51
B

Eliminated A C E because of the use of 'based on'. I thought you can say
a report is based on xxx (evidence), and you would say the judge denied his retrial request on the basis of lack of new evidence.

Between B and D, the difference is between like and such as

such as is used to indicate examples
like is used to show similarity

I got the above quotes from a verbal sticky, good stuff:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14792

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07 Aug 2005, 09:10

Eliminated A, C & E because of the usage of 'based on'

Eliminated E because it uses 'like' (comparison)

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07 Aug 2005, 12:08
OA is B

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