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SC- nuclear submarines [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2007, 17:22
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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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I will go for E [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2007, 18:38
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E keeps the original words "Far Different" and the Adverb modifier is right before the verb.
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Re: SC- nuclear submarines [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2007, 19:31
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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


A.
"for which" must be parallel, B and C are out.
"Different from" is correct.
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Re: SC- nuclear submarines [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 01:19
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financeguy 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
(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


A is correct...correct idiom and maintains parallelism
E has a wrong idiom- different than. it shud b 'different from'
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 20:38
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I think it should be active voice, so it's either C or E.
And I would go with E, as C is too verbose.

What's the OA?
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A is out, increasingly are engaged is wrong.
B is out.
C is wrong becasue of the proposition "for" at the end, "were built for and for" is incorrect.
D violates parallelism

Vote for E.

What's the OA?
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B, D and E are easy to eliminate because of the use of ‘different than’.

Now between A and C, see if we can faults.

A is passive but A sounds parallel with the use of ‘for which they were built and for which their crews were trained over the last forty years’. Also, I believe increasingly (adverb) needs to be closer to ‘engage’ (verb) as this is what it is trying to modify.

Weighing A and C, I pick C because of the correct use of modifier even though I found A was more parallel.
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C is not correct

"They engage increasingly" is not idiomatic
It would be correct if it said "they increasingly engage"

Hence, has to be A
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I will go with C though A is close too. The reason I chose C over A is because of the use of engage instead of engaged which is parallel to prowl. Also the second part of the sentence "they were buillt for" is parallel to "for which their crews were trained..."

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A is out, increasingly are engaged is wrong.
B is out.
C is wrong becasue of the proposition "for" at the end, "were built for and for" is incorrect.
D violates parallelism

Vote for E.

What's the OA?


OA is A.

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I will go with C though A is close too. The reason I chose C over A is because of the use of engage instead of engaged which is parallel to prowl. Also the second part of the sentence "they were buillt for" is parallel to "for which their crews were trained..."


C is not right since "significantly" alters the meaning...

the fact that different than is the wrong idiom outweighs the fact that it is passive in A! whenever there is a clear mistake, i would go with the passive voice w/o the mistake instead of going with the active voice with the mistake...

thus, also vote for A
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Re: SC- nuclear submarines [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 22:06
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financeguy 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
(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


A.

Elim any choices that don't have for which. B/c this needs to be || w/ for which their crews...

So B,C gone.

D. different than is unidiomatic.
E: far different than?? Different than is unidiomatic. Different from is the correct idiom according to MGMAT SC book.
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Re: SC- nuclear submarines [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2007, 07:17
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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


A.
"for which" must be parallel, B and C are out."Different from" is correct.

How to check parallelism....pls explain!!
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Re: SC- nuclear submarines [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2007, 07:52
Let us dissect the sentence -

It comprises an initial dependent clause followed by a teminal independent clause

Dependent clause begins

As ------- > Adverb making the initial clause DEPENDENT

(U.S. nuclear attack submarines) --> Subject of the subordinate clause (dependent clause)

prowl --------> Main Verb of the subordinate clause

their ---> pronoun needs to be plural to match plural subject submarines

(familiar haunts) (deep within the oceans of the world these days) ------>Modifiers,

Independent clause begins ---->

they ------> pronoun points back to Submarines

increasingly ----> adverb modifying ARE ENGAGED

are engaged ----> Main Verb of the independent clause

(in missions) ---> prepositional phrase

far different from the tasks----> Idiom usage; different from is right

for which they were built --- prepositional phrase modifying the noun tasks


and ----> connects the two prepo phrases modifying tasks

for which their crews were trained over the last forty years ---> another prepositional phrase again modifying tasks and connected with the previous prepo phrase by AND
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Re: SC- nuclear submarines [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2007, 13:21
Nice explanation dude .... Now onwards I will catch you only to dissect any sentence :)
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