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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.


(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

Originally posted by Amit05 on 03 Oct 2007, 12:17.
Last edited by Bunuel on 27 Sep 2018, 21:04, edited 3 times in total.
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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


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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Amit05 wrote:
In the mid-l 960'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

Please explain your answers. Request you not to just put up alphabets..



Mistook X for Y is the correct idiom.

Elim everything but B and D.

D: awkward and illogical. The radar system mistook the rise of the moon, not exactly the moon itself.
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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


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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Only two close answers are A & B

(A) rising of the moon as a massive missile attack by the Soviets
--Mistook X as Y is incorrect use of idiom.
(B) rising of the moon for a massive Soviet missile attack
-- Correct. Idiom Mistook/Mistake X for Y is correctly used here.

Hence choice (B) is the answer.
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