It is currently 22 Oct 2017, 19:47

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Soviet nuclear submarines

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Aug 2008
Posts: 372

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 1

Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 07:46
As Soviet 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
_________________

The one who flies is worthy. The one who is worthy flies. The one who doesn't fly isn't worthy

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 1

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 2472

Kudos [?]: 844 [0], given: 19

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 09:00
spiridon wrote:
As Soviet 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 [u]for which they were built[/u] 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


Remain with A for correct placement of adverb "increasingly", correct idiom "different from" and llism.

(A) correct.
(B) "increasingly" is misplaced.
"different than" is an incorrect idiom.
llism is not maintained.
(C) llism is not maintained.
(D) "different than" is an incorrect idiom.
(E) "different than" is an incorrect idiom.
_________________

Verbal: http://gmatclub.com/forum/new-to-the-verbal-forum-please-read-this-first-77546.html
Math: http://gmatclub.com/forum/new-to-the-math-forum-please-read-this-first-77764.html
Gmat: http://gmatclub.com/forum/everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html


GT

Kudos [?]: 844 [0], given: 19

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 12 Oct 2008
Posts: 539

Kudos [?]: 598 [0], given: 2

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 09:20
IMO D

Kudos [?]: 598 [0], given: 2

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 76

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 09:44
D as well

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Jul 2008
Posts: 290

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 0

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 12:23
A ... "different than " is incorrect


A and C remains

C is not parallel in that it doesn't use "for which...."

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 0

SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1534

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 0

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 12:32
A for correct usage "different from".

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2007
Posts: 781

Kudos [?]: 183 [0], given: 0

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 13:26
Comparison - Different from not different than
Eliminate B, D and E


(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 [Modification significantly]
(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!

Kudos [?]: 183 [0], given: 0

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1402

Kudos [?]: 438 [0], given: 1

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 17:16
Diff than is wrong

A & C remains.

Only A has parallelism

for x and for Y

C is out

Kudos [?]: 438 [0], given: 1

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
Posts: 100

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 20:46
(A)
Different from is the correct idiom.
_________________

Kick GMAT ass

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 18 May 2008
Posts: 1258

Kudos [?]: 528 [0], given: 0

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2008, 23:13
A shld b the ans
spiridon wrote:
As Soviet 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

Kudos [?]: 528 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Sep 2008
Posts: 15

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Nov 2008, 07:39
Answer A.
for correct idiomatic usage "different from" and correct parallel usage of phrase " for which..." in the two clauses.

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Re: Soviet nuclear submarines   [#permalink] 14 Nov 2008, 07:39
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Soviet nuclear submarines

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.