Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 21 Oct 2014, 16:39

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.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

After a few weeks experience, apprentice jewelers can

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 13 Jun 2004
Posts: 1126
Location: London, UK
Schools: Tuck'08
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

After a few weeks experience, apprentice jewelers can [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 18:50
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions
After a few weeks’ experience, apprentice jewelers can usually begin to discriminate, though not with absolute certainty, genuine diamonds from imitation diamonds.
(A) genuine diamonds from imitation diamonds
(B) genuine diamonds apart from imitations
(C) between genuine diamonds and imitation diamonds
(D) among genuine diamonds and imitation diamonds
(E) whether diamonds are imitation or genuine
_________________

Antoine

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Tuck Alumni, Class of 2008

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1816
Followers: 4

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

 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 19:04
Between A and C, I choose C.

However A is not too bad in everyday usage.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 587
Location: Chicago
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Seems like C [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 20:08
My guess is C.
Here we are trying to compare between 2 types of things, so we have to choose "between". Hence C
(d) is out as its using among which should be used if more than 2 are compared.
e)its not classifying the 2 different types of diamonds
b)its out because, cant make out if "imitations" is also a form of diamond
a) Dont know why this is wrong.
Can anyone tell why is A wrong
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 14 Sep 2005
Posts: 996
Location: South Korea
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 0

Re: Seems like C [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 20:46
andy_gr8 wrote:
My guess is C.
Here we are trying to compare between 2 types of things, so we have to choose "between". Hence C
(d) is out as its using among which should be used if more than 2 are compared.
e)its not classifying the 2 different types of diamonds
b)its out because, cant make out if "imitations" is also a form of diamond
a) Dont know why this is wrong.
Can anyone tell why is A wrong


This is what I heard, and let me know if I'm wrong.

1) discriminate X from Y
= X and Y fall into one category

2) discriminate between X and Y
= X and Y fall into two different categories

Thus, I vote for (C).
_________________

Auge um Auge, Zahn um Zahn :twisted: !

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 13 Jun 2004
Posts: 1126
Location: London, UK
Schools: Tuck'08
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2005, 00:48
OA is C but I was unable to explain why A was wrong...actually I wanted to pick A
it seems Gamjatang has a begining of explanantion :roll:
_________________

Antoine

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Tuck Alumni, Class of 2008

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1743
Location: Dhaka
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2005, 04:45
got C.
As gmatjatang said, if x and y falls under same catagoty... then discriminate X from Y.

if X and Y are different, it will be discriminate between X and Y.

obviously imitaions and dimonds don't fall under the same catagory.... os C will be out choice.
_________________

hey ya......

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2008
Posts: 117
Location: Canada
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Re: [#permalink] New post 17 May 2008, 09:25
nakib77 wrote:
got C.
As gmatjatang said, if x and y falls under same catagoty... then discriminate X from Y.

if X and Y are different, it will be discriminate between X and Y.

obviously imitaions and dimonds don't fall under the same catagory.... os C will be out choice.




I think it has nothing to do with "same" or "different" categories, but rather with idiomatic expression: "distinguish between X and Y".

Can you think of an example of "same category"?
6 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Apr 2008
Posts: 157
Schools: Kellogg(A), Wharton(W), Columbia(D)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 55 [6] , given: 0

Re: SC - diamonds [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 08:30
6
This post received
KUDOS
Antmavel wrote:
After a few weeks’ experience, apprentice jewelers can usually begin to discriminate, though not with absolute certainty, genuine diamonds from imitation diamonds.
(A) genuine diamonds from imitation diamonds
(B) genuine diamonds apart from imitations
(C) between genuine diamonds and imitation diamonds
(D) among genuine diamonds and imitation diamonds
(E) whether diamonds are imitation or genuine



First - Get rid of "though not with absolute certainty," middle phrase to make it easier.
Then - You are left with
A. ...apprentice jewelers can usually begin to discriminate genuine diamonds from imitation diamonds.
C. ...apprentice jewelers can usually begin to discriminate between genuine diamonds and imitation diamonds

To me - C sounds more idiomatic. A does not.

Hope this helps.
Re: SC - diamonds   [#permalink] 20 May 2008, 08:30
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 After a few weeks’ experience, apprentice jewelers can taurus555 5 28 Mar 2012, 21:20
After a few weeks experience, apprentice jewelers can kripalkavi 17 21 Sep 2006, 18:57
After a few weeks experience, apprentice jewelers can celiaXDN 9 26 Sep 2005, 13:32
After a few weeks experience, apprentice jewelers can ywilfred 1 06 Sep 2005, 06:33
After a few weeks experience, apprentice jewelers can prasad_bgv 5 05 Jan 2005, 07:33
Display posts from previous: Sort by

After a few weeks experience, apprentice jewelers can

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

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®.