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

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161. 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

I wanted to see what others thought about this question. I think the answer given in SC1000 is wrong. I will post the OA shortly, along with my choice as well. Thanks.

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23 Aug 2006, 18:52
pelihu wrote:
161. 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

I wanted to see what others thought about this question. I think the answer given in SC1000 is wrong. I will post the OA shortly, along with my choice as well. Thanks.

should be between A and B as we need "such as". go with B for "on the basis of" because it is better than "based on".

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23 Aug 2006, 20:35
trivikram wrote:
Guys:

such as v/s like please throw some light

such as is used to introduce examples, while "like" indicates only similarity and cannot be used for examples

I like to visit places such as Zurich and Istanbul.
Here specific places as per my interests are given.

I like to visit places like Alsaka and Las vegas.
Here I intend to say that I like places which are similar to Alaska and Las Vegas.
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23 Aug 2006, 21:08
B is not the better choice but it is the real choice than A.

The reason is that the B is the correct modifier for Scientists.

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23 Aug 2006, 22:24
You guys are correct, the OA is B.

I preferred choice A because I thought B was an unnecessary use of passive voice. I'm still not sure why "based on" is worse than "on the basis of". I don't think I have ever heard "on the basis of" used in natural conversation.

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