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# In his memoir, the news anchor distinguished student rebellions, which

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In his memoir, the news anchor distinguished student rebellions, which may be raucous without their being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval.

A. student rebellions, which may be raucous without their being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval

B. student rebellions, perhaps raucous without being driven by activism, and authentic political upheaval

C. between student rebellions, which may be raucous without being driven by activism, and authentic political upheaval

D. between student rebellions, perhaps raucous without being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval

E. authentic political upheaval and student rebellions, which may be raucous without being driven by activism

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30 Jul 2017, 04:09
The correct response is (C).

This sentence needs the correct idiomatic expression to contrast two problems. The news anchor “distinguished between X (student rebellions) and Y (authentic political upheaval).” The clause that describes student rebellions (“which may…) should be as clear and concise as possible. The possessive “their” is awkward and should be omitted.

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30 Jul 2017, 04:32
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C fits the best !

distinguished should be follow by "between", since one can distinguish between two entities.
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30 Jul 2017, 04:44
Mahmud6 wrote:
In his memoir, the news anchor distinguished student rebellions, which may be raucous without their being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval.

A. student rebellions, which may be raucous without their being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval

B. student rebellions, perhaps raucous without being driven by activism, and authentic political upheaval

C. between student rebellions, which may be raucous without being driven by activism, and authentic political upheaval

D. between student rebellions, perhaps raucous without being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval

E. authentic political upheaval and student rebellions, which may be raucous without being driven by activism

Two idioms :
Distinguish A from B
Distinguish between A and B

B,D,E is eliminated
A-"without their being driven" does not sound good ..
C is clear and idiomatic ...
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30 Jul 2017, 07:07
Answer is option C. Because it correctly follows the idiom form "distinguished between X and Y". Other options are not idiomatic.
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30 Jul 2017, 07:13
C it is, the right idiom is distinguish between x and y.....not only this c is clear in meaning about what anchor want to distinguish?

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30 Jul 2017, 11:29
C. between student rebellions, which may be raucous without being driven by activism, and authentic political upheaval

Between X and Y and correct placement of modifier (which may be...activism)
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30 Jul 2017, 11:50
C is the best,,,, distinguish between X and Y

can "distinguish a from b " ever occur???
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30 Jul 2017, 15:21
Well C uses the idiom correctly.

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19 Sep 2017, 15:00
In his memoir, the news anchor distinguished student rebellions, which may be raucous without their being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval.
DISTINGUISHED BETWEEN X AND Y =>IS CORRECT
A. student rebellions, which may be raucous without their being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval

B. student rebellions, perhaps raucous without being driven by activism, and authentic political upheaval

C. between student rebellions, which may be raucous without being driven by activism, and authentic political upheaval

D. between student rebellions, perhaps raucous without being driven by activism, from authentic political upheaval

E. authentic political upheaval and student rebellions, which may be raucous without being driven by activism
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