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I think the use of such as is wrong; it's not giving an example. So, like is correct and in choice D the use of "those of" make the sentence logically compared.

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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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Hi,

Could one of you guys please explain why option B is correct and not A? I choose A simply because I founded A to be more concise than B. I went through all of the comments here where multiple people said A is wrong because "Based on" is modifying the scientists. I am unable to see this. I am not quite sure how "based on" seems to be modifying "scientists"? Could you please explain this to me? Would greatly appreciate it!
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Hi,

Could one of you guys please explain why option B is correct and not A? I choose A simply because I founded A to be more concise than B. I went through all of the comments here where multiple people said A is wrong because "Based on" is modifying the scientists. I am unable to see this. I am not quite sure how "based on" seems to be modifying "scientists"? Could you please explain this to me? Would greatly appreciate it!

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