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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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19 Jun 2009, 10:26
For examples use - such as and not like

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19 Jun 2009, 10:33
It is E!

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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--'not normally found' incorrectly modifies bone
(B) because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone that are--'Like' is wrong; a comparison takes up like and we need examples. 'Such as' is required
(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues--ding it
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is--out because the construction is awkward; 'composition' is modified by certain tissues
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues

I think its 'B'.

C & E - tissues is redundant.
D - wordy not concise

HONESTLY, I solved this question by POE.
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19 Jun 2009, 10:49
I too think that B is the correct option.

'because' is better than 'in that' since we are giving a reason why Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer. That leaves us with A, B and C.

(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone incorrect tenses
(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 redundancy
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19 Jun 2009, 11:46
A is incorrect as "That" is required after the underlined sentence.
In E it is replaced by tissues itself
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19 Jun 2009, 12:27
[quote="sanoasis"]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

"such as" and "like" are not interchangeable, answers B and C are eliminated. In D subject-verb agreement rule is violated, as for A it seems only "bone" is midified by the following clause. E must be correct I think.
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20 Jun 2009, 03:46
E. as explained by Paneer & Natia
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02 Jun 2010, 05:36
don't know guys, I think E doesn't sound right...why repeat "tissues" twice? and "tissues" after the comma doesn't serve the logical flow of the ideas...
it might as well have been: "such as tooth and bone; such tissues are not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears"...that makes more sense to me if we are to repeat "tissues"...

I go for B..."like" or "such as" are the same to me...but that's just me...
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02 Jun 2010, 06:11
[quote="sanoasis"]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.

To provide an example - use such as, but not like.

(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone tooth and bones are amonf the things that are normally found - wrong modifier
(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 awkward
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues

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Today, I read one post here which said that:
When GMAT 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. Read the post:

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02 Jun 2010, 09:29
ykaiim wrote:
IMO E.

Today, I read one post here which said that:
When GMAT 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. Read the post:

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As per me E is wordy, can u pls explain reason for ur answer.

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02 Jun 2010, 09:54
I first remove the part which shows some examples to get the connectivity b/w subject and verb:
Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are composed of tissues not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears.

Here what THEY refer to: Teratomas or unusal forms of cancer?
No clear referrent. So, we need to replace this with the correct noun, TISSUES

If you donot append TISSUES after ...tooth and bone, then it indicated that tooth and bone are part of the not normally found in the organ, which is not the meaning.

B/w IN THAT and BECAUSE, I prefer IN THAT.
So, E is correct.

sanoasis wrote:
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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I think its 'B'.

C & E - tissues is redundant.
D - wordy not concise

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02 Jun 2010, 10:30
I just scanned the "in that" in SC pf OG10. Refer the questions: 161, 208.
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03 Jun 2010, 01:18
I think it should be B as we need to compare apple to apple
tissue with tissue.
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03 Jun 2010, 04:27
Wrong. If introducing examples, use SUCH AS. So, B is out.
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08 Jun 2010, 06:59
I agree with ykaiim.

I also recently read that when GMAT 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.

E it is.
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06 Jun 2011, 18:25
I initially thought its A but in light of the explanations, I am somewhat drifting towards E, but its too wordy. However, through POE, E seems to be the best option available.

If A had the correct modifier, would we have chosen A over E??
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06 Jun 2011, 18:38
yes, E is not a great choice over B. But we need to go by rules, which says such as should be use for giving examples.
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07 Jun 2011, 04:03
would go with B ..whats OA..pls disclose
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