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rather than Vs instead of -? - urgent my GMAT on 4thNov

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rather than Vs instead of -? - urgent my GMAT on 4thNov

Post Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:22 am
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    What is preferred "rather than" or "instead of"
    and "in that" Vs "because"

    I found this SC in my GMATprep exam today and not sure
    why the answer is choice D. Any insight will be
    helpful...

    The parachute like membranes of Africa's scaly-tailed
    flying squirrels differ from those of the flying
    squirrels in the family Sciuridae /u because they are
    attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of /u
    the wrist

    a. because they are attached to a cartilage rod at the
    elbow instead of

    d. in that they are attached to a cartilage rod at the
    elbow rather than at

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    Post Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:17 am
    Post Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:15 am
    Thanks. What about "in that" is almost obsolete and is not preferred much... any idea between "because" and "in that" which one should be preferred

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    Post Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:11 pm
    check out the Beat The GMAT flashcards: http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewtopic.php?t=32

    and Sahil's SC Notes: http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewtopic.php?t=26

    "in that" is preferred over "because"

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