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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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22 May 2010, 00:36
Answer is A. Different than is incorrect. For which they were built and for which their crews - paralllelism
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22 May 2010, 01:27
SudiptoGmat 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

A for proper parallelism and proper use of the idiom
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22 May 2010, 03:06
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SudiptoGmat 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

A for proper parallelism and proper use of the idiom

Yes I agree the construction is poor. However, this is a case of poor construction vs wrong idiom and in my opinion, wrong idiom = Incorrect answer, no matter how good the rest of the sentence is
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22 May 2010, 03:08
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22 May 2010, 20:58
A Good Question ... its A...

as the above poster mentioned

"different than" eliminates D&E... B&C are wrong because they lack parallelism
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23 May 2010, 03:16
OA is A. Some how I figure out the correct answer.
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24 May 2010, 07:17
'different from' is the correct idiom.

A is the right option.
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21 Jun 2010, 01:17
could someone please explain why C is incorrect>?
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