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# As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunt

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07 Dec 2014, 21:11
Hi Ashish,

I got your explanation and able to solve this question. I am just wondering what is the difference between "they increasingly are engaged in missions" and "they engage increasingly in missions". Can you please explain it in detail. How does increasingly modify any sentence?

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Hi Ashish,

Well, on point #2, our book EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana has a section discussing in further detail, and providing examples from official sources. If someone is interested, PM me your email-id, I can mail the corresponding section.

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07 Dec 2014, 21:59
rohitmanglik wrote:
Hi Ashish,

I got your explanation and able to solve this question. I am just wondering what is the difference between "they increasingly are engaged in missions" and "they engage increasingly in missions". Can you please explain it in detail. How does increasingly modify subject?

increasingly is an adverb (how do we know? Well, because of the good old ly) and so, will modify verbs/adjectives/adverbs.

In the answer choices here, the only option where the use of increasingly is clearly incorrect is option D, which uses increasingly different. Here, increasingly is modifying different, which is an obvious deviation from the original meaning, where increasingly is intended to modify engagement.

Any difference between increasingly engage and engage increasingly is too subtle (if at all there is any) to make it as the basis to eliminate answer choices.

As I mentioned above, there are much more evident reasons why each of the incorrect answer choices can be eliminated.

p.s. I have mailed you the corresponding section from EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana . Do let us know if it was helpful.
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08 Dec 2014, 18:57
Hi Ashish,

Thanks for the pdf and solving query. Underlying concept is clear now.

Thanks again.

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Hi Ashish,

I got your explanation and able to solve this question. I am just wondering what is the difference between "they increasingly are engaged in missions" and "they engage increasingly in missions". Can you please explain it in detail. How does increasingly modify subject?

increasingly is an adverb (how do we know? Well, because of the good old ly) and so, will modify verbs/adjectives/adverbs.

In the answer choices here, the only option where the use of increasingly is clearly incorrect is option D, which uses increasingly different. Here, increasingly is modifying different, which is an obvious deviation from the original meaning, where increasingly is intended to modify engagement.

Any difference between increasingly engage and engage increasingly is too subtle (if at all there is any) to make it as the basis to eliminate answer choices.

As I mentioned above, there are much more evident reasons why each of the incorrect answer choices can be eliminated.

p.s. I have mailed you the corresponding section from EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana . Do let us know if it was helpful.

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25 Dec 2014, 21:38
Hi Ashish,

Regarding ii, at recently-the-research-and-development-departments-at-major-161013.html#p1462144 Option 4.. Is the usage of "about" correct?

We have "find out about" and "submit to" as clauses and they are ending in prepositions.

I don't know but I am getting wrong somewhere.

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In C, "they engage increasingly in missions". In this sentence, does "increasingly" is modifying engage or missions?

As per the explanation of egmat, increasingly should modify engage. Can't we compare it with the case of "only", where it modifies the clause/noun following it?

Where am I getting wrong?

Hi Rohit, the easiest way to quickly solve this sentence, is on the basis of the following concepts:

i) Whenever there is a structure such as and that.., and which, and who.., and for which.., there must be a corresponding parallel structure on the LHS of and. Notice there that for which is in the non-underlined portion, making the task further easy. So, there has to be a for which in the underlined portion.

ii) Clauses should not end in a preposition. For example, they increasingly engage in is incorrect, since this clause ends in a preposition for.

iii) Different from is the correct idiom.

Option B and C violate i),

Options B and D violate ii)

Option E violates iii)

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26 Dec 2014, 11:37
rohitmanglik wrote:
Regarding ii, at recently-the-research-and-development-departments-at-major-161013.html#p1462144 Option 4.. Is the usage of "about" correct?

We have "find out about" and "submit to" as clauses and they are ending in prepositions.

I don't know but I am getting wrong somewhere.

Hi Rohit, the link you've specified is for a Critical reasoning question from an unofficial source.

So, not sure if we can learn anything from this.
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27 Feb 2015, 22:51
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Engaged vs Trained. Is the decision point.
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06 Feb 2017, 23:21
is it ok to use ed form of verb with is/are??
generally they were used in perfect tense. somebody plz explain this.
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07 Feb 2017, 00:52
idivya wrote:
is it ok to use ed form of verb with is/are??
generally they were used in perfect tense. somebody plz explain this.

past tense and past participle form of engage are the same : engaged.
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08 Feb 2017, 10:40
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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 builtPassive construction works in sentence as submarines do not engage by themselves. over all construction looks good
(B) the missions they increasingly engage in are far different than the tasks they were built formissions modifies submarines INCORRECT
(C) they engage increasingly in missions that differ significantly from the tasks they were built forsubmarines cannot engage by themselves
(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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05 Mar 2017, 17:27
to sum up the thread above: paralellism "for which...for which" can eliminate B&C
different than is not idiomatic the correct version is different from------>thus A
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17 Sep 2017, 21:47
The right answer is A, but I don''t know why. I thought adverb should be placed after "to be".
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17 Sep 2017, 23:38
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The right answer is A, but I don''t know why. I thought adverb should be placed after "to be".

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18 Sep 2017, 11:15
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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 VS D VS E...
for which--Same phrase is in non underline part
Clearly A would be the contender
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