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Post Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:56 pm
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    Hi,

    The correct answer is A) but except for C) and E) other choices look okay to me too... Crying or Very sad

    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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    Post Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:58 pm
    "differ from" or "different from" is the correct idiom -- not "different than".
    This rules out B, D and E. C is awkward.

    This singles out A

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    Post Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:22 am
    As rightly pointed out...Three choices can be eliminated since they use "different than"...The correct usage is "different from"...Thus B,D and E are out...A is crisp and consice

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    Post Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:45 am
    Looking at the options at the start and the end we can see that
    Starting with they or the
    They is correct so eliminate B and D
    Looking at the last part the options are
    For which they were built and they were built for
    When u see the last part of the Question it says For which their crews were trained so parallel to it will be For which they were built so that eliminates C
    We now have only E and A. However in E the Different than is awkward
    Hence A

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