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Why is that I always choose the wrong one after narrowing it down to 2 options :( Of the 8 SCs I did today so far, I got 2 right and for 5 others I narrowed it to the final two and then ... :( :(

Chose A for this.. After seeing the OA, I understand the mistake ..!!
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I reckon I am your co passenger ...same happens with me most of the times ...I cant tell you in the last 5 CR test my correct % is abt 75% ... in the wrong ones I realised that I had to choose between 2 ..and always chose the wrong one ... hope we are able to address this before the G day cheers !!

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New post 03 Aug 2010, 01:58
Narrowed down to A and E and chose A :(
BTW in option E "in that they are composed of tissues such tooth and bone, tissues " shouldnt it be "in that they are composed of tissues such AS tooth and bone, tissues " i mean shouldnt there be an AS after such? If there is one then it might make sense!!!.....Could someone clarify?!?!

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I will try to answer why A is wrong
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(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such tooth and bone, tissues

Vertical splits- "because / in that" and whether to use the resumptive modifier.

resumative modifier - "tissues". Should I use it or not??? ------> Pick the God damn modifier! Its like a gift from GMAT Gods. GMAT is itself guiding you to lift the answer E.

Split - because / in that. Prefer "in that". "in that" modifies the previous clause. In fact its modifying the verb "are".

One major problem in A. It means that "tooth and bone" are not found in the organ. Which is not the intended meaning. Tooth and bones are examples of tissues and it is the tissues that are not found in the organ. Look at E.

tissues not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears. ---> This is the effect of the resumative modifier.

Hope this is clear.

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Narrowed down to A and E and chose A :(
BTW in option E "in that they are composed of tissues such tooth and bone, tissues " shouldnt it be "in that they are composed of tissues such AS tooth and bone, tissues " i mean shouldnt there be an AS after such? If there is one then it might make sense!!!.....Could someone clarify?!?!

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Thanks nusmavrik.. Good explanation..
Am sorry, but could please give some more explanation of the resumable modifier? I understand from this example, but just want know a little more about it..

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Sorry for messing the term - its resumptive modifier.

A resumptive modifier picks up a word or phrase from a sentence that seems to be
finished and then adds information and takes the reader into new territory of thought.



Example :
Since the 1930’s aircraft manufacturers have tried to build airplanes with frictionless
wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly that the air passing over them would not
become turbulent.
(A) wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly
(B) wings, wings so smooth and so perfectly shaped
(C) wings that are shaped so smooth and perfect
(D) wings, shaped in such a smooth and perfect manner
(E) wings, wings having been shaped smoothly and perfectly so

OA : B


Wings is required to unambiguously convey the meaning of the sentence. It is the wings that are shaped so perfectly and smoothly (adjective). Note how the subject "wings" is unambiguously and descriptively modified in B. Whereas A has ambiguity - it can modify "airplanes" instead of "wings".

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Happy to help :-D
Sorry for messing the term - its resumptive modifier.

A resumptive modifier picks up a word or phrase from a sentence that seems to be
finished and then adds information and takes the reader into new territory of thought.



Example :
Since the 1930’s aircraft manufacturers have tried to build airplanes with frictionless
wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly that the air passing over them would not
become turbulent.
(A) wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly
(B) wings, wings so smooth and so perfectly shaped
(C) wings that are shaped so smooth and perfect
(D) wings, shaped in such a smooth and perfect manner
(E) wings, wings having been shaped smoothly and perfectly so

OA : B


Wings is required to unambiguously convey the meaning of the sentence. It is the wings that are shaped so perfectly and smoothly (adjective). Note how the subject "wings" is unambiguously and descriptively modified in B. Whereas A has ambiguity - it can modify "airplanes" instead of "wings".


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A resumptive modifier picks up a word or phrase from a sentence that seems to be
finished and then adds information and takes the reader into new territory of thought.





Hi Nus,

(E) in that they are composed of tissues such tooth and bone, tissues

use of resumptive modifier is perfect in option E, but composed of tissues such tooth and bone isnt this incomplete?

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Ramana is correct. The original question has typos. Hope this clears the "such as" :-D

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

OA : E
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A resumptive modifier picks up a word or phrase from a sentence that seems to be
finished and then adds information and takes the reader into new territory of thought.





Hi Nus,

(E) in that they are composed of tissues such tooth and bone, tissues

use of resumptive modifier is perfect in option E, but composed of tissues such tooth and bone isnt this incomplete?

please explain

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agree with E here. good explanation by nusmavrik.

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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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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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would go with B ..whats OA..pls disclose
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tough one...would have selected B but I see why E is right
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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.

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

Its E!

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I think that in E tissues is redundant, but if its the OA....

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E eliminates any ambiguousness as well uses the phrases "such as" to prephase a list of items.

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I also marked B, still not convinced with E :S
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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


There is something definitely wrong with the question. Bones are not tissues . So logically you cannot use "tissues such as" . It does not make any sense.

It seems safer to assume that it means tissue which are similar to by using "like".

Teratomas is the subject . So isnt the pronoun referring to a clear antecedent ?

I would say C..

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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.


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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

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E


I think its 'B'.

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




Its E

The sentence is comparing Teratomas to other forms of cancer. Hence 'because' is out. So A,B, C out

Between D & E, D is wrong for a nos of reasons..its wordy,uses 'their' , so we are left with E.

Thats the reasoning i used.

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