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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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20 Oct 2004, 17:32
C
engage increasingly and differ from is correct

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21 Oct 2004, 13:07
C.

B,D,E use fifferent that which is wrong.
A is not as concise as C

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21 Oct 2004, 13:35
shygo 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

Hmmm...

I get E....
They increasing engage in missions far different than the tasks for X and for Y
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22 Oct 2004, 04:25
C is the best choice.

B,D,E are out - as "Different than" is unidiomatic.
A- they increasingly are engaged (awkward construction)

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22 Oct 2004, 16:19
The OA is A.

Parallel construction and correct usage of 'different from'

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

ps: always check the not underlined portion

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