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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 and mood swings, which may be violent without being grounded in mental disease

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Leonaann wrote:
What is the difference between -
1. distinguishes A from C
2. distinguishes A and C

I was thinking that option 1 is a correct idiomatic phrase.

Please do help clarify my doubt. Thanks.

You're right that the second option is incorrect. Generally speaking, we don't want to worry too much about idioms - there are almost always more concrete decision points to use, and there are far too many idioms to try to memorize every possibility that could show up on the test. (About 25,000, give or take.)

Just know that if you were to see a split between "distinguish A from B" and "distinguish between A and B," either construction would be fine, and you'd want to look for other differences to base your decision on.

I hope that helps!
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C.

BDE are out due to unidiomatic.

between A and C:
A is wordy because of with clause and 'their'.

I don't regard distinguish between .. and.. and distinguish ... from... as a test point of GMAT. their differences are debatable and too subtle.
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BDE are eliminated.

A has their ambiguous ...

C for clear and brevity.
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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 and mood swings, which may be violent without being grounded in mental disease

distinguishes between x and y is correct usage C
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jyotsnasarabu wrote:
382. 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 and mood swings, which may be violent without being grounded in mental disease


Since there is only 2 psychological notions here (mood swings & psychosis) we use the idiom distinguishes from....

distinguish x from y

therefore, only AD are out. Why are B and E wrong?
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Can any expert explain the difference between

Distinguish X from Y and
Distinguish between X and Y

Furthermore, if we remove unnecessary-"their" from option (A). will the option be correct?

Plz Advise !
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We should understand the two potential presentations of the word "distinguishes"

1) ....distinguish between X and Y
2) ....distinguish X from Y

In this prompt, only 2 of the answers fit these patterns: A and C. Eliminate B, D and E

From here, we have a number other rules that we can use (we could also have started with these rules instead of focusing on the word "distinguish"):

1) Unnecessary pronouns: The pronoun "their" in Answer A is unnecessary, since the modifying phrase is clearly discussing "mood swings."

2) 2-part phrases: There are several 2-part phrases that you might see on Test Day. Some are common ("either...or", "neither...nor", "between....and", which others are rarer ("not only...but also", "just as....so." Notice that the usage of the word "between" in some of the answers....this is a clue that we will likely be using the phrase "between...and" in the correct answer.

3) Parallelism: Since the prompt compares two things, we have to present the two "like" things and do so in "parallel format."

All of this points to the correct answer:

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TGC wrote:
Can any expert explain the difference between

Distinguish X from Y and
Distinguish between X and Y

Furthermore, if we remove unnecessary-"their" from option (A). will the option be correct?

Plz Advise !


Hi,
Distinguish X from Y and Is used for 2 pretty similar items
Distinguish between X and Y Is used for 2 very different items
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Malba wrote:
TGC wrote:
Can any expert explain the difference between

Distinguish X from Y and
Distinguish between X and Y

Furthermore, if we remove unnecessary-"their" from option (A). will the option be correct?

Plz Advise !


Hi,
Distinguish X from Y and Is used for 2 pretty similar items
Distinguish between X and Y Is used for 2 very different items



As it was said before the difference between <Distinguish X from Y> and <Distinguish between X and Y> is too subtle.

B, D, E are out because they use neither <Distinguish X from Y> idiom nor <Distinguish between X and Y>.
A - <their> is bad -> out.

Leaves us with C.

If we remove <their> from A, seems to me, it will be correct option.
But if I am not mistaken, <Distinguish between X and Y> has a small priority over <Distinguish X from Y>.
So we will have to choose option C once again.
Correct me, please, if I am wrong.


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What is the difference between -
1. distinguishes A from C
2. distinguishes A and C

I was thinking that option 1 is a correct idiomatic phrase.

Please do help clarify my doubt. Thanks.
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