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So wats the final answer..B or E

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For one thing, tissues like tooth and bone would not be correct, because tooth and bone are provided as examples and in such cases, such as is the correct usage, not like. Also, in that is correct, since the intent is not to strictly establish a causal sequence here (in which case, because would have been more appropriate).

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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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How is such as correct? Such as is used when examples are to be given ( correct me if I'm wrong ). So the sentence "tissues such as tooth and bones" does not make sense at all. Here he is saying that tooth and bones are examples of tissues. Well, tooth and bones are not tissues. Maybe the author is trying to convey that tissues like tooth and bones, as in tissues similar to tooth and bones.

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E seems to be an active form, I think it should be passive form here.

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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


will go with Option E.

'not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears' is a modifier. From original statement it is not clear what it is modifying. It could be modifying either 'tissue' or 'tooth and bone'. This ambiguity is resolved in E, where it is explicitly given that 'tissues' are the ones which are 'not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears.'

This is the example of Noun+Noun modifier.

Choices B,C can be eliminated for using 'like' , D changes the meaning.
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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

This is part of original incorrect sentence. However, in the original sentence it is not clear what is being modified by "not normally found". As per the construction , this verb+ed modifier seems to modify the bone.

((B) because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone that are
Use of like is incorrect because the original sentence wants to convey tooth and bones as examples of tissues .The sentence does not want to compare tissues with tooth and bone .

(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues

Use of like is wrong. Use of like with comma seems to modify/compare tooth and bone with Teratomas- in the second clause they is the subject and whenever like is precceded by a comma, then the noun that follows like always modifies/compares with the subject of the clause.

(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is

This sentence is awkward. This sentence seems to suggest that the composition is found in organs.

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

This choice is the CORRECT choice because it avoids all the above errors and conveys the correct meaning.It also corrects the modifier error.
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one of the rare GMAC sentences which uses ..in that..
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Like vs such as
The tissues are that of tooth and bone, not of something that is like tooth or bone. Hence, such as is a better option than like.
Eliminate

(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


A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone.
Tooth and bone do not have normal variants that occur in these areas. it is not about the rarity of a particular type of tooth and bone. it is about the entire group of tooth and bone.

(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is
it is not about the presence of the composition. it is about the presence of the tissues in the cancer, which is composed of tooth and bone tissues

(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues
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one of the rare GMAC sentences which uses ..in that..



In a nutshell, I found following rules discretely in different forums:

1) "In that" > "because" > "in account of" / "since" / "due to".
2) Whenever you see "due to" replace it with "caused by" and check whether the sentence still makes sense.
3) I am not sure of preference of "caused by".
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Can someone please correct typos in option E. I picked, I guess many of us also did, wrong choice because of that.

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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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A is incorrect because not is only modifying bone whereas it should be modifying tissues.
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how come tissues example are tooth and bone.

We want comparison

Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone are composed of tissues.

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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

tooth and bone are not normally found in the organ. that's not the point. Point is Teratomas are composed of tissues that
are not normally found in the organ.

(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is :
their composition is not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears. This is not the intended meaning.

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

I think "because" is wrong here. because that presents a causal effect relationship. Sentence want to explain how teratomas are unusal form of cancer. Key is here to understand difference between "How" and "Why". Here the meaning of sentence emphasise to "how" part.

E option is not correctly written.it should be : in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues


I have one doubt tissues such as tooth and bones : tooth and bones are not example of tissues. should n't right word here is "Like"

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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

tooth and bone are not normally found in the organ. that's not the point. Point is Teratomas are composed of tissues that
are not normally found in the organ.

(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is :
their composition is not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears. This is not the intended meaning.

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

I think "because" is wrong here. because that presents a causal effect relationship. Sentence want to explain how teratomas are unusal form of cancer. Key is here to understand difference between "How" and "Why". Here the meaning of sentence emphasise to "how" part.

E option is not correctly written.it should be : in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues


I have one doubt tissues such as tooth and bones : tooth and bones are not example of tissues. should n't right word here is "Like"



Tissue is a cellular organizational level intermediate between cells and a complete organ. There are four types of tissues one of which is connective tissue. Blood, bone, tendon, ligament, adipose and areolar tissues are examples of connective tissues.

For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tissue_(biology)
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The sentence tries to give examples of tissues such as tooth and bone.

Grammar trap like vs such as.

Like is to point the similarities.
Such is to quote examples.

narrowing down to A,D,E.

Options A changes the sentence altogether. Sentence means to say that the cancer tissues are not mainly found in organs. Options would mean that bones and tooth not found in any other organ.

Option D does not mean properly.

Hence Option E is the correct answer.

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nusmavrik wrote:
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



firstly such as is used to introduce examples it means tooth and bone are the tissues we are talking about and many more ..
so as per the sentence if tooth and bone are examples then they should also have the characteristic as referred in the sentence i.e. not commonly found in the organ ...

but this is not the case with Tooth and bone thus i eliminated all such as choices and chose C

can you tell me what is wrong with C

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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

tooth and bone are not normally found in the organ. that's not the point. Point is Teratomas are composed of tissues that
are not normally found in the organ.

(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is :
their composition is not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears. This is not the intended meaning.

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

I think "because" is wrong here. because that presents a causal effect relationship. Sentence want to explain how teratomas are unusal form of cancer. Key is here to understand difference between "How" and "Why". Here the meaning of sentence emphasise to "how" part.

E option is not correctly written.it should be : in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues


I have one doubt tissues such as tooth and bones : tooth and bones are not example of tissues. should n't right word here is "Like"



Tissue is a cellular organizational level intermediate between cells and a complete organ. There are four types of tissues one of which is connective tissue. Blood, bone, tendon, ligament, adipose and areolar tissues are examples of connective tissues.

For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tissue_(biology)


yes that is what i was saying ..like should be there in place of Such as and thus correct choice should be C

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i think instead of such as like should be used as tooth and bone are not some type of tissues

correct choice should be C

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