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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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25 Feb 2007, 07:45
use of 'such as' narrows choices to A and B.

A is wrong since it conveys the meaning that scientist are based on X and Y.
B is clear

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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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25 Feb 2007, 13:48
Yes B

Scientists are not based on the growth rates.....
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25 Feb 2007, 18:45
To site examples "such as" to be used.
So C, D and E are eliminated.
"Based on" is not correct (arjsingh1976 has mentioned the reason)
So B.

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25 Feb 2007, 18:45
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