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

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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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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.

They = submarines => passive. Parallelism => for which... and for which.....

(A) they increasingly are engaged in missions far different from the tasks for which they were built
Correct
(B) the missions they increasingly engage in are far different than the tasks they were built for
Not parallel
(C) they engage increasingly in missions that differ significantly from the tasks they were built for
Not parallel
(D) the missions they engage in are increasingly different than the tasks for which they were built
different from => idioms
(E) they increasingly engage in missions far different than the tasks for which they were built
different than =>idioms + active.
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23 Apr 2012, 07:23
What is the Idiom in question? Parallelism and Passive is clear, do not clearly see idiom. Thanks!
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also B and D have problem with misplaced modifier after comma. Nonetheless, i think use of They don't have a clear antecedent.
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18 Oct 2013, 11:02
monir6000 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

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What is the Idiom in question? Parallelism and Passive is clear, do not clearly see idiom. Thanks!

"differ from" or "different from" is the correct idiom -- not "different than".
B, D and E use above incorrect idiom
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Two things: First 'different from' is correct idiom 'Different than' is wrong. Second, the missions they are engaged with is different to saying that they engage in missions. Of course submarines themselves CAN'T engage in missions.

Thus correct answer can only be A

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27 Feb 2015, 22:51
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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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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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