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In the mid-l 960's a newly installed radar warning system

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In the mid-l 960's a newly installed radar warning system [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 11:17
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In the mid-l 960's a newly installed radar warning system mistook the rising of the moon as a massive missile attack by the Soviets.


(A) rising of the moon as a massive missile attack by
the Soviets

(B) rising of the moon for a massive Soviet missile
attack

(C) moon rising to a massive missile attack by the
Soviets

(D) moon as it was rising for a massive Soviet missile
attack

(E) rise of the moon as a massive Soviet missile
attack

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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 11:47
I believe the proper idiom is mistook..for..

now the question is what did it mistook? the rising or the moon..clearly the moon..

therefor in my opinion its D
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Re: SC : Rising moon mistaken for russian missile attack [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 22:52
Amit05 wrote:
In the mid-l 960's a newly installed radar warning system mistook the rising of the moon as a massive missile attack by the Soviets.


(A) rising of the moon as a massive missile attack by
the Soviets

(B) rising of the moon for a massive Soviet missile
attack

(C) moon rising to a massive missile attack by the
Soviets

(D) moon as it was rising for a massive Soviet missile
attack

(E) rise of the moon as a massive Soviet missile
attack

Please explain your answers. Request you not to just put up alphabets..



Mistook X for Y is the correct idiom.

Elim everything but B and D.

D: awkward and illogical. The radar system mistook the rise of the moon, not exactly the moon itself.
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Re: In the mid-l 960's a newly installed radar warning system [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2013, 00:46
Only two close answers are A & B

(A) rising of the moon as a massive missile attack by the Soviets
--Mistook X as Y is incorrect use of idiom.
(B) rising of the moon for a massive Soviet missile attack
-- Correct. Idiom Mistook/Mistake X for Y is correctly used here.

Hence choice (B) is the answer.
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Re: In the mid-l 960's a newly installed radar warning system [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2014, 18:01
OA. B

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