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# SC - gmatprep - because vs. in that

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12 Sep 2007, 12:48
one more C

Gmat loves In That a lot then it does Because.

But in this test, A and B cannot be answer due to the usage of Both in A and Dependent in B.

Thus we have to go with C.
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12 Sep 2007, 20:36
Piter wrote:
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A - "in that" is preferred over "because" in GMAT.

Between A and B , A looks Ok.
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12 Sep 2007, 21:41
I say A for same reasons as ashkrs.

Also notice the original sentence says: "could produce"

C states "is able to produce"

C changes the meaning of the original sentence.

Askrs can you inform us more on in that vs. because.

I just remember you said the GMAT prefers in that to because in another post.

Thanks.
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13 Sep 2007, 07:09
OA C!
I just wanted to show that "in that" not always better than "because".

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13 Sep 2007, 07:16
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
I say A for same reasons as ashkrs.

Also notice the original sentence says: "could produce"

C states "is able to produce"

C changes the meaning of the original sentence.

Askrs can you inform us more on in that vs. because.

I just remember you said the GMAT prefers in that to because in another post.

Thanks.

This is what I had from Sahils notes and other Gmat forums also conveyed the same thing.

Because v/s. In That: When ETS puts ‘because’ and ‘in that’ in a sentence, more often than not, ‘in that’ would be correct. ‘In that qualifies’ the previous sentence, while ‘because’ is just used to show a simple causal relationship.

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

Here OA is E.
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13 Sep 2007, 20:18
cause and effect use because

to qualify previous modifier use "in that"

So C should be good here
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13 Sep 2007, 21:15
trivikram wrote:
cause and effect use because

to qualify previous modifier use "in that"

So C should be good here

Another thing I noticed is that the following form is the most common "in that" form.

X is Y in that Z

Ex:

The clause "which is hard to follow" is nonrestrictive in that it does not indicate which text is being complained about.

The book is good in that it reflects the swing from past to present with their reasons

Another thing I've seen is:

X differs from Y in that Z

This definition differs from the previous one in that it precludes the possibility that the grammar will generate blah blah.

Hope this helps!!!
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14 Sep 2007, 09:18
Piter wrote:
OA C!
I just wanted to show that "in that" not always better than "because".

nothing is absolute.

just simply having "in that" or "because" or "anything"is not enough. it should be logical, meaningful, and gramatical.

we need the whole sentence correct not a or few words or phrases or clauses. so single word or phrase is not enough but certainly it is a clue.
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16 Sep 2007, 14:41
I think ETS are only trying to trick us as 'because of' sounds better and common.
In the example given below, if we leave aside 'because of' , 'in that' - E is the best answer as it is the only one grammatically correct. All other choices have flaws. so we need to realize is that ' in that' conveys the same meaning as 'because of' but grammatical errors are the main issues in choosing the correct answer.

ashkrs wrote:
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
I say A for same reasons as ashkrs.

Also notice the original sentence says: "could produce"

C states "is able to produce"

C changes the meaning of the original sentence.

Askrs can you inform us more on in that vs. because.

I just remember you said the GMAT prefers in that to because in another post.

Thanks.

This is what I had from Sahils notes and other Gmat forums also conveyed the same thing.

Because v/s. In That: When ETS puts ‘because’ and ‘in that’ in a sentence, more often than not, ‘in that’ would be correct. ‘In that qualifies’ the previous sentence, while ‘because’ is just used to show a simple causal relationship.

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

Here OA is E.
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01 Oct 2007, 08:11
A is wrong for another reason...

Correct Idiom is Both 'X' and 'Y'
In A we have ---> both its size and on climate

In Ans 'A' IDIOM is not properly followed
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01 Oct 2007, 14:54
according to Stunk and White...."in that" is out of style and should be replaced by "because"
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E seems to be correct [#permalink]

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03 Oct 2007, 03:14
I though over E but when you use "both" there should be usage of "and". In choise E, they have used "as well as".

Choice A is still good.

Choice C is taking extra words.

Why "could produce" is replaced by "is able to produce"?

So A is more precise. Usage of 2 "and" is also correct.
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03 Oct 2007, 07:19
I defend A.

replacing 'could' doesn't seems to be a good idea.
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03 Oct 2007, 07:47
2/3 split
I like the comma

between C , D , E
D&E have flaws and ...i think we need depending

P.S: I think could in A is not correct in this case as ..it puts in an element of uncertainty ....

I could run from 5 to 10
or
I could run steady at 5

Thats what i think !!
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03 Oct 2007, 09:49
i think participle "depending"is needed here so it is between A and C and 'is able to' is better then 'could' in this context so C for me.
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08 Apr 2015, 14:44
ashkrs wrote:
A - "in that" is preferred over "because" in GMAT.

"In that is a conjunction that means inasmuch as;
because in that has largely gone out of use, it is
considered stilted and overly formal. It also uses
two words when one would do."

The quotes are directly from GMAC. So, combining the above contradicting opinions, what should be the conclusion?? Well, I think, we have a new CR Qn to answer
Experts pls comment.
Re: SC - gmatprep - because vs. in that   [#permalink] 08 Apr 2015, 14:44
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