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# Soviet nuclear submarines

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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
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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.
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13 Nov 2008, 09:20
IMO D

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13 Nov 2008, 09:44
D as well

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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...."

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

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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

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13 Nov 2008, 17:16
Diff than is wrong

A & C remains.

Only A has parallelism

for x and for Y

C is out

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

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

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