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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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1. A GMAT Prep question - The OA is D.

The parachute-like membranes of Africa’s scaly-tailed flying squirrels differ from those of the flying squirrels in the family Sciuridae because they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of the wrist.

A. because they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of
B. because of being attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow rather than at
C. in their attachment to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of being attached at
D. in that they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow rather than at
E. in their being attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of

2. An OG question- the OA is E.
Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears.

(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone
(B) because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone that are
(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues

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Is D the correct answer? I am afraid not. It must be a typo; D is a total distortion of original meaning saying the art itself is not used by the artists. In addition, the modifier phrase -materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs - stands aloof without being able to modify anything.

Actually this is good topic and it is testing whether a sentence is structured giving due importance to the various parts. Here the question is what is not usually used by the artists or what the phrase -not usually employed by fine artists- is modifying. Is it the materials or the examples? If you say that the examples are the ones the modifier modifies, then we are restricting the modifier to just those two items. In fact, it is a lot more number of materials including among them the two examples that these artists do not usually employ. The original falls into this sly trap. Whereas E cleverly overcomes the pitfall, by employing a resumptive modifier- namely materials, to remind us that it is the materials that are being in fact modified rather than just the examples alone. Therefore, E must be the correct choice.

Of course, B, C are dropped for using like to describe examples.
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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
What is not usually employed by fine artists? Is it kinckknacks or cast-offs or the materials that encompass these? The answer is 'materials'. Hence A is wrong.
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
Straightaway eliminate B and C. 'like' is used only for comparison.
D in that its formation, materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, is
the highlighted part becomes a non-essential modifier, and hence, its formation becomes the active subject. As we saw in option A, it's the materials that are not usually employed by fine artists and not 'its formation. So, D is wrong.
E in that it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, materials
E is the correct answer (expln. from A)
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That's a wonderful question : GMAT usually tests splits among because, in that, and -ing modifer.

Because - answers why?
in that and -ing modifier - answers how ?

As we have split between because and in that we have to choose between how or why.

1. Why B is an unusual art form ?
Just try to relate nature of above question with question : why are you fat/blind/deaf.. ?, does it makes sense : NO. expected sensible question would be how you got fat/blind/deaf... Similarly asking Why B is unusual is not a sensible question in itself.

2. How B is an unusual art form ?
As explained above answer of how is required in above context.

In that limit the context of answer to how B is wonderful. in what ways B is wonderful.

Understanding above explanation, we can eliminate A,B, and C.

Between D and E, E is correct.

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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Among Options
D is out its formation is
we use such as for examples not like
B and C is Out.


Between A and E
A is run on sentence that is such as knickknacks and castoffs not usually employed
Option E is corect.
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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


Between A and E ..

A is not clear , The placement of "not usually employed by fine artists" seems wrong.
i think ,
it is formed of materials ,such as knickknacks and cast-offs,[/b][/u] not usually employed by fine artists.--comma before and after "such as" would have made it clearer......


E is fine ..in that is ok ..materials not usually employed by fine artists--absolute phrase...
E is better and clear than B
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New post 27 Jun 2019, 08:03
A, B, C are out because of the usage of 'because'. 'because' is an adverb.
D is out because material is modifying formation.

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