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

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2. Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as the Galapagos tortoise and examinations of fossils of juvenile dinosaurs, scientists estimate that the largest 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 those of
(E) Based on such growth rates as those of large modern reptiles like
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21 Oct 2005, 14:29
B for me.

C, D and E are wrong. Between A and B I choose B because parallelism is not kept in A.
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21 Oct 2005, 22:20
I think it is C based on the following two justifications.

1. Based on is more concise than on the basis of.
2. Like + example.
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22 Oct 2005, 00:26
nakib77 wrote:
2. Based on the growth rates of large modern reptiles such as the Galapagos tortoise and examinations of fossils of juvenile dinosaurs, scientists estimate that the largest 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 those of
(E) Based on such growth rates as those of large modern reptiles like

In GMAT world "such as" is used for example. Like is used for comparison.
So, A & B left.

B is my choice.
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22 Oct 2005, 01:16
It's not that scientists themselves are based on something, but that they do the estimation on the basis of something.

Therefore, only (B) and (D) are possible choices.

Between (B) and (D), (B) is the correct answer as syamee_u explained.
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22 Oct 2005, 09:39
Good explanation gamjatang. It's not that scientists themselves are based on something, but that they do the estimation on the basis of something.
and in the GMAT world such as mean for example.
OA is indeed B.
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