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SC- distinguish between [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2004, 10:48
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2004, 11:44
I think it is between A and B. I would choose A, as it conveys the meaning and shorter
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2004, 19:16
Concur with A
C and D are out because among does not properly distinguish between 2 subjects
A's gerund form is better than B's wordier restrictive clause
To me, it boiled down to A and E but I think idiom is "distinguish between X and Y"
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2004, 04:45
Paul wrote:
Concur with A
C and D are out because among does not properly distinguish between 2 subjects
A's gerund form is better than B's wordier restrictive clause
To me, it boiled down to A and E but I think idiom is "distinguish between X and Y"


distinguish X from Y is also correct idiom. But in case of E the modifier "grazing" will apply to only the second element. In A "grazing" applies to both elements.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2004, 05:42
Gmatblast, that is exactly what I thought but I was afraid to put forth an untested theory. Where can you find of such obscure rules?
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Paul wrote:
Gmatblast, that is exactly what I thought but I was afraid to put forth an untested theory. Where can you find of such obscure rules?


There is no place wher you can find such rules. It is just matter of practice and doing some research the way you do.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2004, 16:17
thats a nice catch. I was so confident on 'distinguish A from B' but the gerund messes up. Even I feel A is better than E... Thanks all.
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