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As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunts deep within the oceans of the world these days, they increasingly are engaged in missions far different from the tasks for which they were built and for which their crews were trained over the last forty years.
(A) they increasingly are engaged in missions far different from the tasks for which they were built
(B) the missions they increasingly engage in are far different than the tasks they were built for
(C) they engage increasingly in missions that differ significantly from the tasks they were built for
(D) the missions they engage in are increasingly different than the tasks for which they were built
(E) they increasingly engage in missions far different than the tasks for which they were built
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Re: As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunt [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 03:21
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As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunts deep within the oceans of the world these days, they increasingly are engaged in missions far different from the tasks for which they were built and for which their crews were trained over the last forty years.

They = submarines => passive. Parallelism => for which... and for which.....

(A) they increasingly are engaged in missions far different from the tasks for which they were built
Correct
(B) the missions they increasingly engage in are far different than the tasks they were built for
Not parallel
(C) they engage increasingly in missions that differ significantly from the tasks they were built for
Not parallel
(D) the missions they engage in are increasingly different than the tasks for which they were built
different from => idioms
(E) they increasingly engage in missions far different than the tasks for which they were built
different than =>idioms + active.
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Re: As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunt [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 06:23
What is the Idiom in question? Parallelism and Passive is clear, do not clearly see idiom. Thanks!
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Re: As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunt [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 22:32
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also B and D have problem with misplaced modifier after comma. Nonetheless, i think use of They don't have a clear antecedent.
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Re: As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunt [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2013, 10:02
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As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunts deep within the oceans of the world these days, they increasingly are engaged in missions far different from the tasks for which they were built and for which their crews were trained over the last forty years.
(A) they increasingly are engaged in missions far different from the tasks for which they were built
(B) the missions they increasingly engage in are far different than the tasks they were built for
(C) they engage increasingly in missions that differ significantly from the tasks they were built for
(D) the missions they engage in are increasingly different than the tasks for which they were built
(E) they increasingly engage in missions far different than the tasks for which they were built


Please take a time to properly underline the sentences. It is very hard to tell especially in questions such as these one.
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Re: As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunt [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 09:41
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What is the Idiom in question? Parallelism and Passive is clear, do not clearly see idiom. Thanks!


"differ from" or "different from" is the correct idiom -- not "different than".
B, D and E use above incorrect idiom
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Re: As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunt [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2014, 13:33
Two things: First 'different from' is correct idiom 'Different than' is wrong. Second, the missions they are engaged with is different to saying that they engage in missions. Of course submarines themselves CAN'T engage in missions.

Thus correct answer can only be A

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