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The Official Guide for GMAT Review 10th Edition, 2003

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

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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


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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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Thanks paneer.. Your explanation makes sense..the answer is 'E'.

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A is incorrect as "That" is required after the underlined sentence.
In E it is replaced by tissues itself

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[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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E. as explained by Paneer & Natia
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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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[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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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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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

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I think its 'B'.

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

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I just scanned the "in that" in SC pf OG10. Refer the questions: 161, 208.
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I think it should be B as we need to compare apple to apple
tissue with tissue.

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Wrong. If introducing examples, use SUCH AS. So, B is out.
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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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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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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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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 ..!!


Hi,

Can you please post the explaination? Even i think it to be 'A'.

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