on the basis of

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: according to : based on Students were chosen/selected on the basis of their grades and test scores.

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“On the basis of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20basis%20of. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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