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Although many art patrons can readily differentiate a good debenture

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Although many art patrons can readily differentiate a good debenture from an undesirable one, they are much less expert in distinguishing good paintings and poor ones, authentic art and fakes.


A. much less expert in distinguishing good paintings and poor ones, authentic art and

B. far less expert in distinguishing good paintings from poor ones, authentic art from

C. much less expert when it comes to distinguishing good paintings and poor ones, authentic art from

D. far less expert in distinguishing good paintings and poor ones, authentic art and

E. far less the expert when it comes to distinguishing between good painting, poor ones, authentic art, and

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Originally posted by TeHCM on 23 Dec 2005, 17:48.
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looks B to me

far less is better + distinguish one FROM another
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I would go with B too. It keeps the un-underlined (hope that is a word) and underlined portion parallel...distinguishing a from b ... x from y.
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'far less' is better than 'much less' & the idiom is 'distinguish X from Y'.

It is 'B'.
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Distinguish x from y is not correct => its unidomatic..
so why here option B is correct?
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sahilvijay The problem with memorizing lists of idioms is that many idioms are correct in one context and incorrect in another. In the problem you're referencing (https://gmatclub.com/forum/in-his-resea ... 39274.html), someone is trying to draw a clear distinction between two things. He isn't just trying to tell them apart--he is asserting that they are different in a specific way. For that purpose, "distinguish between X and Y" works best, although A fails for other reasons. (I'll agree with the posters who said that despite the OG explanation, that little distinction alone isn't going to make or break an answer.)

In the context of our art question here, "distinguish X from Y" works just fine. Replace "distinguish" with "tell" and you'll see that it is just saying that people can't tell one thing from another.
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