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SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 01:49
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Hi all,

Here is a new SC :

In the mid-1960’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


[Reveal] Spoiler:
Official Answer: B


Could someone explain me why OA is not D?

Comparison between moon and a missile... that's for me a better comparison than OA
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 02:07
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Hi all,

Here is a new SC :

In the mid-1960’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


[Reveal] Spoiler:
Official Answer: B


Could someone explain me why OA is not D?

Comparison between moon and a missile... that's for me a better comparison than OA



The correct idiom tested here is "mistake/mistook X for Y". This immediately rules out A, C and E.
B is correct because the comparison is between the event - rising of the moon - and -massive Soviet missile attack". The comparison is not between the moon and the missile attack or the moon and a missile.
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 02:11
Correct idiom is Mistook X for Y so IMO B is ans
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 02:28
Well seen! I didn't catch this additional meaning...
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2009, 08:16
B all the way (idiomatic usage - Mistook X for Y)

Easy one!
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2009, 08:22
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B all the way (idiomatic usage - Mistook X for Y)

Easy one!


This idomatic form is also in D !
It's easy to say it's easy... :wink:
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2009, 08:32
Its all easy when you have figured things out ..way to go
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2009, 11:25
pierrealexandre77 wrote:
Hi all,

Here is a new SC :

In the mid-1960’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


[Reveal] Spoiler:
Official Answer: B


Could someone explain me why OA is not D?

Comparison between moon and a missile... that's for me a better comparison than OA


I agree B. The reason why D is wrong is that "moon as it was rising for" suggests that the moon was rising for the sake of "massive Soviet missile attack". For example:

Tom would do anything for her-----> the "for" here has the same logic as that in option D
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2009, 14:23
mistook x for y is correct ans!!!
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 10:17
mistook X for Y -- correct idiom
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2011, 21:24
B; D sounds as if MOON was rising to do massive soviet attack, Though quicker way is to eliminate option - D sounds awkward
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2011, 21:34
+1 B

Idioms. There is not more discusion, period.
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 05:10
sentence D is also awkward as if when the moon was rising then they mistook it for attack
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 09:20
Very easy question B is the answer
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 08:53
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I chose B. Is there a OA ?

pretty sure that OA is B
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 18:32
pierrealexandre77 wrote:
Hi all,

Here is a new SC :

In the mid-1960’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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Official Answer: B



Could someone explain me why OA is not D?

Comparison between moon and a missile... that's for me a better comparison than OA




B. Use of idiom - mistook for is a correct idiom.

D. "Mistook ... as" is wrong idiom and usage.
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2011, 07:50
Mistake X for Y

D is wrong in usage of "for".
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2012, 04:53
B .. mistook X for Y

Not D because it changes meaning
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:17
B is correct - uses correct idiom
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Re: SC 414 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2012, 03:44
Option b to keep true to the idiom
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