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In the mid-1960's a newly installed radar warning system

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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.

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.
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12 Feb 2006, 19:35
B?

I think mistake X for Y is the correct idiom. - A/C/E - INCORRECT
D - awkward comparison "as it was rising" ... "Sovite missile attack"..
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12 Feb 2006, 21:12
So D) is wrong because its akward? Nuts. Anyone think "akward" is also akward? Just a thought.

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12 Feb 2006, 21:25
IMO (A)

In (B) it says "for a massive Soviet missile attack" - it means missile of the type 'Soviet' and not missile attack by 'Soviets'
Same error in (d) and (e)
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12 Feb 2006, 21:39
Answer sheet says the correct choice is "B". sigh.
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12 Feb 2006, 22:39
Yeah It have to be "B".... for correct idiom "mistake X for Y" ....
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13 Feb 2006, 09:18
I vote for B.

mistook for ... and not as (as in comparison).
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13 Feb 2006, 12:14
Yes it should be B.

Idiom: Mistook....for..........
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19 Feb 2006, 19:50
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.
.cannot mistake the rising of the moon as a missile attack..u have to mistake the rising of the moon for a missle attack..

b)rising of the moon for a massive Soviet missile attack
.right on money
c) moon rising to a massive missile attack by the Soviets
.moon becomes adjective...here prepositional phrase better
d) moon as it was rising for a massive Soviet missile attack
.How can you mistake a moon Yaar? u can if u are new radar warning system....jokes aside..the stupid warning system mistook the rising...
e) rise of the moon as a massive Soviet missile attack
.Wrong
here u go..   [#permalink] 19 Feb 2006, 19:50
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