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The sentence starts with a modifying phrase 'Based on......' so whatever is based on this should come immediately after the phrase. However there is no way scientists (or human beings in general) can be based on anything. Their views or opinions can be based on something but they themselves cannot be based. This eliminates A, C, and E.

Between B and D, the use of 'such as' is correct to give an example of the tortoise. Thus B is the correct answer.
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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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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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