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

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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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26 Apr 2006, 07:20
It is on the basis of something or using something that scientists are estimating.
Therefore A, C, E out.

Here, we are giving examples. So, use such as
Therefore, D out.

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26 Apr 2006, 09:51
Can't make a choice between A and B.

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26 Apr 2006, 09:57
I ll go with B...
IMO "the" present in A..after based on...suggests that...based on the growth rates alone...
rather it shud be based on growth rates and examinations.

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26 Apr 2006, 11:20
OA is B,

this is from 1000 SC, question no.161

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