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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: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 04:17
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 12:10
"different than" - incorrect idiom, B, D, E - out
A, C - both seem to be correct, but A, an original sentence, sounds better: As ...submarines prowl..., the increasingly are engaged...

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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 22:07
going with E here is why:

the story the sentence is trying to tell us is that the sub's involvement in potentially dangerous task is increasing i.e. we would like to modify the verb "engage" thus ACD are out.

Between B and E - E is idiomatic and parallel:

As X, Y - correctly used in E

E: As subs prowl (noun+verb), they increasingly engage (pronoun+verb) in missions far different than the tasks for which they were built and for which their crews were trained over the last forty years

B: As subs prowl (nount+verb), the missions they increasingly engage (noun pronoun verb) in are far different than the tasks they were built for and for which their crews were trained over the last forty years.
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 00:22
C here :? ..
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 12:28
Hi guys,

this is a good one!

IMO C

(A) they increasingly are engaged in missions far different from the tasks for which they were built I think it's wordy coz there is no linking word between missions and its modifier
(B) the missions they increasingly engage in are far different than the tasks they were built for //ism: submarines and missions
(C) they engage increasingly in missions that differ significantly from the tasks they were built for Hold
(D) the missions they engage in are increasingly different than the tasks for which they were built //ism: submarines and missions
(E) they increasingly engage in missions far different than the tasks for which they were built the same as A

OA and Source?

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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 12:31
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2008, 10:23
IMO E

C and D use of adverb is ackward.

E is parellel with were construct and corect use of averb.
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2008, 10:28
D

'the missions' describe the first clause.
Between D and B, D is parallel.

What is the OA ?
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2008, 16:26
yep, an OA and a good explanation wouldn't hurt
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2008, 19:01
increasingly is adverb, so A, C, D are out.
of B and E, B is idiomatic ....... while E has "differant than"

so B for me.
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2008, 13:44
IMO E...what's the OA of this?
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2008, 15:12
I would go for D.

"for which they " parallel . Hence B and C are out.

Among A , D and E
they increasingly sounds awkward. It should be "they are increasingly".
Hence D

(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 - Correct
(E) they increasingly engage in missions far different than the tasks for which they were built

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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2008, 21:50
amitkaneria wrote:
increasingly is adverb, so A, C, D are out.
of B and E, B is idiomatic ....... while E has "differant than"

so B for me.


B has "different than" as well
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2008, 21:53
i like "different from" in A. the only problem i have with A is "increasingly are engaged". what exactly "increasingly" modifies here the verb "are"?

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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: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 00:38
well, I think it's time for the OA...
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 14:46
come onnn "lgon" , just "log on" and post the OA :lol:

C for me as well

different than - incorrect

"Are" looks awkward to me in this sentence structure.
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2008, 21:51
the OA is A
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Re: increasingly engage [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2008, 22:08
My ans is A. Can v have the OA pls.....
lgon wrote:
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 Hold
(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 no parallelism....for which
(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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