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Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs not usually employed by fine artists.

A) because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs
B) because it is formed of materials like knickknacks and cast-offs that are
C) because it is formed of materials, like knickknacks and cast-offs, materials
D) in that its formation, materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, is
E) in that it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, materials
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18 Oct 2004, 04:11
Nice qn Paul.

My vote is for B.
But I have doubts for B as an answer.
I see the need for 'that' in the sentence but am wondering if 'like' is the correct usage here.Shouldn't it be 'such as' if Brio colage is made of two materials-Knicknacks and cast offs.
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18 Oct 2004, 06:35
Is B better with commas before and after the "like..." clause ?
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18 Oct 2004, 06:45
E is little wordy but it is the best according to me.
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18 Oct 2004, 07:31
E is my choice

"such as" is correct for giving examples
"like" suggests that the materials used are not KK and CO but something like them

therefore B n C out

in D formation is not employed by artists

A suggests that its only KK and CO are not usually employed by artists
rather than saying that such materials are not employed

E clearly says "materials"

so E it is
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18 Oct 2004, 08:17
I also agree with E but have a question, is it fare to say in this circumstance that when using "in that it" the "it" is always going to refer to the subject of the phrase that proceeds it, where as "because it is" could refer to either the subject or object of the proceeding phrase (brucolage or art).

Based upon the above assuption the following (if it were listed as a choice) would still be wrong

because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, materials
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18 Oct 2004, 17:35
[quote="Paul"]Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs not usually employed by fine artists.

A) because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs
B) because it is formed of materials like knickknacks and cast-offs that are
C) because it is formed of materials, like knickknacks and cast-offs, materials
D) in that its formation, materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, is
E) in that it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, materials

A and E presents the greatest challege here. Why not leave A as it is
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18 Oct 2004, 19:07
E is the answer and this is a PR2005 questions. Again, this is an exact replica of the "teratomas" question(tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues that...) from the OG.
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19 Oct 2004, 04:34
Paul , what do you think of PR 2005? Are most of the questions "clones" of OG questions like this one..

Guys, I always ask that unless you know OG and LSAT verbal completely and you understand all the questions, please do not venture out for practising with any other stuff. It is simply too difficult to match ETS verbal quality

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19 Oct 2004, 05:11
Hi folks,

I do agree that the OG clones dont do a very good job of improving SC skills. People who practice these because of the enormous material they produce endup not understanding the concepts. More practice does not mean higher score. Understanding concepts is very important.
Patters are useful only to a certain extent.
In my opinion I have not seen anything that comes even close to OG SCs.

Anand.

In the above question the logic is simple. When a sentence begins with words that bring contrast (for example unusual, in contrast to etc) the following fragments should bring in what constitutes that contrast.

How is the subject of the sentcne unusual, or different.
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19 Oct 2004, 05:48
Hi Praet, I would say that I recognized at least 5 questions that are cloned from the OG. This is almost on the limit of legality if I can put it that way . I'm shocked that a renowned test prep would copy questions just like that. However, I still recommend the CD as it does have a good variety of Math/Verbal questions. Math now has quite intense combination questions and verbal has many BF type questions. Also, as opposed to 2004 CD, RCs do not repeat which is much better. One more advantage is that most CAT start with RC as early as second question and even have them back to back from there. Thus, since most persons' RC is weaker, this will bias the overall score downward and will now make the test more difficult than it used to be in the 2004 version.
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