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# Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are

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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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Only E, the best choice, clearly states that teratomas consist of tissues such as tooth and bone, and that such
tissues are not normally found in the organ with the teratoma. Clear statement of this fact requires the repetition
of tissues to establish the appositive--tissues normally found.... Without such repetition, A and B imprecisely
state that the tooth and bone, as opposed to the tissues, are not normally found in the affected organ. Choices
B and C alter the meaning with the use of like', that is, they suggest that the tissues are not tooth and bone, but
only like them. The confused syntax of D states that their composition, not the tissues, is found in the
organ....

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Can someone explain better "like" vs "such as" in this case because their explaination is weird? Also what is "in that..." anyway?
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06 Dec 2004, 12:03
My understanding is..

Use 'Like' to compare nouns. Avoid use of LIKE to mean 'for example'. Use of 'SUCH AS' to mean 'for example' is a better choice.

With the above note, we now know that 'tissues LIKE tooth and bone' is wrong and that 'tissues SUCH AS tooth and bone' is right.

We are now left with A and E. E is better because, the repeat of 'tissues' removes any ambiguity as explained in the Official explanation you have.
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06 Dec 2004, 14:03
I don't like any of the answer choices. Here the Author makes comparison between tissues and organs that doesn't make sense. Tissues like/such as tooth and bone is wrong. Because tooth/bone is a organ not a tissue. In other words tooth consists of tissues, but it is not a tissue by itself. Had he said like those of tooth and bone then it would have been ok. What is the source of this question?.
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06 Dec 2004, 14:48
A replica question from PR2005 posted here:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=10935

Anandnk explained it well

This Teratoma question is from the OG question #208 as indicated in the title
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