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# distinguishes between x and y vs distinguishes x from y

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07 Sep 2008, 05:12
In his research paper, Dr. Frosh, medical director of the Payne Whitney Clinic, distinguishes mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis.

A. mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

B. mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

C. between mood swings, which may be violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

D. between mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

E. genuine manic-depressive psychosis

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07 Sep 2008, 06:11
Nihit wrote:
In his research paper, Dr. Frosh, medical director of the Payne Whitney Clinic, distinguishes mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis.

A. mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

B. mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

C. between mood swings, which may be violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis
when distinguish between... is used, then the idiom is bet'n A and B.
distinguish A from B is also correct. we should use carefully.

D. between mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

E. genuine manic-depressive psychosis
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07 Sep 2008, 07:21
Nihit wrote:
In his research paper, Dr. Frosh, medical director of the Payne Whitney Clinic, distinguishes mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis.

A. mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

B. mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

C. between mood swings, which may be violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

D. between mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

E. genuine manic-depressive psychosis

IMO C) ... distinguishes between x and y
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07 Sep 2008, 07:27
Nihit wrote:
In his research paper, Dr. Frosh, medical director of the Payne Whitney Clinic, distinguishes mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis.

A. mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

B. mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

C. between mood swings, which may be violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

D. between mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

E. genuine manic-depressive psychosis

idiom "distinguishes between right and wrong"
IMO C
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07 Sep 2008, 10:13
Can some one explain why A is wrong?

distinguish between X & Y (when X & Y are different things)

distinguish X from Y ( when X & Y are thought to be similar or actually similar)

I felt that mood swings and psychosis were thought to be similar and Dr Payne explained that they are different now

What does the OG explanation say?
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07 Sep 2008, 10:53
can some tell what is "their" referring to in choice A?
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07 Sep 2008, 11:16
grepro wrote:
can some tell what is "their" referring to in choice A?

There you go. thats the decider between A & C. Now I see how the tie is broken.

Some times the subjects of the posts confines my focus to that narrow part.

Thanks
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07 Sep 2008, 21:03
IMO C. A has this dangling "their".
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08 Sep 2008, 02:57
icandy wrote:
grepro wrote:
can some tell what is "their" referring to in choice A?

There you go. thats the decider between A & C. Now I see how the tie is broken.

Some times the subjects of the posts confines my focus to that narrow part.

Thanks

I am in the same boat. I was also for A until I read the comment from grepro.
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08 Sep 2008, 06:16
I think A is ok. "Their" reffers to mood swings. In D we have "between ... from" which is wrong.
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08 Sep 2008, 06:19
Sorry. C looks better. We don't need "their".
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08 Sep 2008, 19:04
IMO C.

A -distinguish X from Y is correct.. but' their ' does not have any referrent

C - distinguish between X and Y is correct
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10 Sep 2008, 14:37
Same here.

scthakur wrote:
icandy wrote:
grepro wrote:
can some tell what is "their" referring to in choice A?

There you go. thats the decider between A & C. Now I see how the tie is broken.

Some times the subjects of the posts confines my focus to that narrow part.

Thanks

I am in the same boat. I was also for A until I read the comment from grepro.
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12 Sep 2008, 00:15
Nihit wrote:
In his research paper, Dr. Frosh, medical director of the Payne Whitney Clinic, distinguishes mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis.

A. mood swings, which may be violent without their being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

B. mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

C. between mood swings, which may be violent without being grounded in mental disease, and genuine manic-depressive psychosis

D. between mood swings, perhaps violent without being grounded in mental disease, from genuine manic-depressive psychosis

E. genuine manic-depressive psychosis

I think it's A.
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Re: distinguishes between x and y vs distinguishes x from y  [#permalink]

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22 Nov 2008, 11:58
OA is C
Anyhow, I dont know the difference between A&C as well.

PS
From SC-MGMAT
we can see both "distinguish between X and Y" and "distinguish X from Y"
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Re: distinguishes between x and y vs distinguishes x from y  [#permalink]

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24 Nov 2008, 07:36
Anywhere to read the difference between

Distinguish FROM vs distinguish BETWEEN construction?

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