GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 14 Dec 2018, 16:05

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in December
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Typical Day of a UCLA MBA Student - Recording of Webinar with UCLA Adcom and Student

     December 14, 2018

     December 14, 2018

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    Carolyn and Brett - nicely explained what is the typical day of a UCLA student. I am posting below recording of the webinar for those who could't attend this session.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     December 15, 2018

     December 15, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 374
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: Haas EWMBA '17
Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Dec 2012, 14:12
7
26
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  65% (hard)

Question Stats:

53% (01:12) correct 47% (01:23) wrong based on 1079 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, from psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin.

Choices:
(A) organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, from psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
(B) organic amnesia from psychogenic amnesia, the first of which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and the second of which is purely psychological in origin
(C) between organic amnesia, in which they have experienced some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
(D) between organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
(E) between organic amnesia, in which some physical cause exists such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin

_________________

Thanks,
Prashant Ponde

Tough 700+ Level RCs: Passage1 | Passage2 | Passage3 | Passage4 | Passage5 | Passage6 | Passage7
Reading Comprehension notes: Click here
VOTE GMAT Practice Tests: Vote Here
PowerScore CR Bible - Official Guide 13 Questions Set Mapped: Click here
Finance your Student loan through SoFi and get $100 referral bonus : Click here

Most Helpful Community Reply
Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3293
Re: SC: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Dec 2012, 15:56
5
1
I like this sentence a lottt :) :twisted:

During the exam if you do not attack it more aggressive than normal it put you out of ttrack for sure.

In this case all seems correct and the meaning doesn't help me too much this time.

In this situation look at the nuances, scanning all 5 choices at time and eliminate them as soon as possible.

From - generally it is used when we talk about some geographical place

In which - in which a phenomenon, inside it, deep inside have no sense.

Between - is needed because we want a distinction between something ( 2 things and between wants always AND, so stay on the look out, among for several things eventhough there are some exceptions)

All this brainstroming lead me to D.

Indeed, D is the correct answer

+ 1 kudos
_________________

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES
Quant: 1. ALL GMATPrep questions Quant/Verbal 2. Bunuel Signature Collection - The Next Generation 3. Bunuel Signature Collection ALL-IN-ONE WITH SOLUTIONS 4. Veritas Prep Blog PDF Version 5. MGMAT Study Hall Thursdays with Ron Quant Videos
Verbal:1. Verbal question bank and directories by Carcass 2. MGMAT Study Hall Thursdays with Ron Verbal Videos 3. Critical Reasoning_Oldy but goldy question banks 4. Sentence Correction_Oldy but goldy question banks 5. Reading-comprehension_Oldy but goldy question banks

General Discussion
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 374
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: Haas EWMBA '17
Re: SC: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Dec 2012, 16:09
3
1
You nailed it Carcass! The problem gives two choices "distinguish X from Y" and "distinguish between X and Y". The second one, "distinguish between X and Y', is idiomatically preferred on the GMAT, thus (A) is eliminated. (B) is wordy and awkward. (C) has pronoun "they" with no logical antecedent. (E) does not provide the appropriate parallel structure.
_________________

Thanks,
Prashant Ponde

Tough 700+ Level RCs: Passage1 | Passage2 | Passage3 | Passage4 | Passage5 | Passage6 | Passage7
Reading Comprehension notes: Click here
VOTE GMAT Practice Tests: Vote Here
PowerScore CR Bible - Official Guide 13 Questions Set Mapped: Click here
Finance your Student loan through SoFi and get $100 referral bonus : Click here

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jan 2013, 06:43
A and D use correct idioma distinguish x from y /distinguish between x and y. I don't see errors in A and D. Plz explain why D is the answer!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jan 2013, 07:57
Thanks dentobizz this is hepfull.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: 1,750 Q's attempted and counting
Affiliations: University of Florida
Joined: 09 Jul 2013
Posts: 496
Location: United States (FL)
Schools: UFL (A)
GMAT 1: 600 Q45 V29
GMAT 2: 590 Q35 V35
GMAT 3: 570 Q42 V28
GMAT 4: 610 Q44 V30
GPA: 3.45
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Nov 2013, 19:19
1
1
here is the official explanation from kaplan

Answer D - A quick scan reveals the two choices "distinguish X from Y" and "distinguish between X and Y". The second one, "distinguish between X and Y', is idiomatically preferred on the GMAT. Also note that (B) is wordy and awkward because it eliminates the two modifiers (the two "which" phrases) and replaces them with longer dependent clauses ("the first of which . . ." and "the second of which . . ."). Thus we eliminate (A) and (B).

Now we examine (C), (D) and (E). In choice (C), the pronoun "they" has no logical antecedent. Structurally, the antecedent would appear to be "Psychologists", but then we would have the illogical idea that psychologists have experienced blunt force trauma to the head. So we eliminate (C).

Between choices (D) and (E), (D) is better because (E) does not provide the appropriate parallel structure. (E) has the non-parallel "organic amnesia, in which . . . and psychogenic amnesia, which . . .", whereas (D) provides the parallel "organic amnesia, which . . . and psychogenic amnesia, which . . .". Therefore (D) is correct.


Image
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 188
Location: India
Schools: IIMC (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.6
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2014, 01:10
5
Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, from psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin.

A organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, from psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
B organic amnesia from psychogenic amnesia, the first of which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and the second of which is purely psychological in origin
C between organic amnesia, in which they have experienced some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
D between organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
E between organic amnesia, in which some physical cause exists such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
_________________

Give KUDOS if the post helps you... :-D

Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 30 May 2012
Posts: 208
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.3
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Premium Member
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2014, 09:50
4
carcass wrote:


Between - is needed because we want a distinction between something ( 2 things and between wants always AND, so stay on the look out, among for several things eventhough there are some exceptions)



I beg to differ with your reasoning. Using 'and' is as meaningful as using 'from' in relation to the word 'Distinguish'. I don't think this question is representative of GMAT, especially, given the fact that options A & D have no errors in them.

Secondly, when you can distinguish A-s from B-s, the emphasis is on the A-s. You are capable of singling an A out, when you see it in a bundle of A-s and B-s. Of course, if you can do that, you can logically do the converse (B-s) too.

On the other hand, when you can distinguish between A-s and B-s, there is no such emphasis. The weight is on the act of distinguishing itself, and A-s and B-s are, so to say, equals.

In the original question, clearly the author is implying to stress that one amnesia is different from the other.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 May 2014
Posts: 79
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
Schools: HKUST '15, ISB '15
GMAT Date: 12-26-2014
GPA: 3
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2014, 10:49
1
In all the options we have only one cause but "such as" introduces examples.I believe examples should be more than one.
Is it correct to use "such as" in this case?

Moreover what is the difference between A and D ?
As per an expert from Manhattan,distinguishes from/between are both correct.
distinguished-between-vs-distinguished-from-89774.html?fl=similar
_________________

Success has been and continues to be defined as Getting up one more time than you have been knocked down.

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 188
Location: India
Schools: IIMC (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.6
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2014, 11:23
VarunBhardwaj wrote:
In all the options we have only one cause but "such as" introduces examples.I believe examples should be more than one.
Is it correct to use "such as" in this case?

Moreover what is the difference between A and D ?
As per an expert from Manhattan,distinguishes from/between are both correct.
distinguished-between-vs-distinguished-from-89774.html?fl=similar


Dear VarunBhardwaj,

The basic difference between A and D is the idiomatic usage of distinguish between, something which only C D and E do. C has they, which probably refers to scientists,
E doesn't maintain a parallel structure - in which and which.

D is correct sense, it has right idiom, right parallelism and correct usage of such as - we can use such as if we have to introduce even one example.

Hope it helps you.
_________________

Give KUDOS if the post helps you... :-D

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 188
Location: India
Schools: IIMC (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.6
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Oct 2014, 00:54
2
kinjiGC wrote:
Thoughtosphere wrote:
VarunBhardwaj wrote:
In all the options we have only one cause but "such as" introduces examples.I believe examples should be more than one.
Is it correct to use "such as" in this case?

Moreover what is the difference between A and D ?
As per an expert from Manhattan,distinguishes from/between are both correct.
distinguished-between-vs-distinguished-from-89774.html?fl=similar


Dear VarunBhardwaj,

The basic difference between A and D is the idiomatic usage of distinguish between, something which only C D and E do. C has they, which probably refers to scientists,
E doesn't maintain a parallel structure - in which and which.

D is correct sense, it has right idiom, right parallelism and correct usage of such as - we can use such as if we have to introduce even one example.

Hope it helps you.


I am not convinced that distinguish X from Y is wrong when compared to distinguish between X and Y. Any official question?



I hope this post from Manhattan might clear your doubts -

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/idi ... t9027.html

Since Distinguish from is dubious, we keep it as a second choice to distinguish between.
_________________

Give KUDOS if the post helps you... :-D

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 188
Location: India
Schools: IIMC (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.6
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Oct 2014, 01:01
kinjiGC wrote:
Thoughtosphere wrote:
VarunBhardwaj wrote:
In all the options we have only one cause but "such as" introduces examples.I believe examples should be more than one.
Is it correct to use "such as" in this case?

Moreover what is the difference between A and D ?
As per an expert from Manhattan,distinguishes from/between are both correct.
distinguished-between-vs-distinguished-from-89774.html?fl=similar


Dear VarunBhardwaj,

The basic difference between A and D is the idiomatic usage of distinguish between, something which only C D and E do. C has they, which probably refers to scientists,
E doesn't maintain a parallel structure - in which and which.

D is correct sense, it has right idiom, right parallelism and correct usage of such as - we can use such as if we have to introduce even one example.

Hope it helps you.


I am not convinced that distinguish X from Y is wrong when compared to distinguish between X and Y. Any official question?


This is an excerpt from a blog written by Mike at Magoosh:

Distinction

The proper idioms here are distinguish between A and B and distinction between A and B, distinguish A from B and the distinction of A from B. The subtle differences between these are not worth exploring — the GMAT Sentence Correction will not split hairs like this. In all of these constructions, both A and B have to be either nouns or something that acts as a noun — a gerund or a substantive clause. Here’s an example with gerunds:

12) Many ethicists do not distinguish between telling an outright lie and intentionally concealing some part of the true.

Here’s an example with substantive clauses.

13) The distinction of what the eye sees from what the brain perceives is, for all practical purposes, meaningless.

- See more at: http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idiom ... 4FHCn.dpuf

Hope this helps you.
_________________

Give KUDOS if the post helps you... :-D

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 188
Location: India
Schools: IIMC (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.6
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Oct 2014, 01:13
PiyushK wrote:
Try this question as well :

45. Hydrocarbons, with which fruit flies perfume themselves in species-specific blends, are known to be important in courtship, and apparently this assists flies that taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates to distinguish their own species from that of others.
A. and apparently this assists flies that taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates to distinguish their own species from that of
B. and apparently this assists flies when they taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in distinguishing their own species from those of
C. which apparently assists flies that tastes the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in being able to distinguish their own species from
D. apparently assisting flies to taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates to distinguish their own species from those of
E. apparently assisting flies that taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in distinguishing their own species from


Thanks PiyushK for the question. I would go for A.

Here's my reasoning, correct me if I am wrong:

A and apparently this assists flies that taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates to distinguish their own species from that of

B and apparently this assists flies when they taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in distinguishing their own species from those of - When They taste changes the meaning of the sentence

C. which apparently assists flies that tastes the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in being able to distinguish their own species from - which apparently assists flies - Which refers to Courtship and not Hydrocarbons. in being able to distinguish - This becomes a bit wordy

D. apparently assisting flies to taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates to distinguish their own species from those of - Hydrocarbons don't assist the flies in tasting the hydrocarbons on prospective mates.

E. apparently assisting flies that taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in distinguishing their own species from - The comparison made compares, the species of the flies and the other prospective mate, where as the comparison is actually between the species of the two flies.

The only issue I have with the first sentence is, what does "THIS" refers to ? I think, it refers to "Hydrocarbons are known to be important in courtship". but logically, that doesn't make sense.

Still I chose A, because I found it better than the other 4.
_________________

Give KUDOS if the post helps you... :-D

Director
Director
User avatar
B
Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 850
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Oct 2014, 06:32
Hydrocarbons, with which fruit flies perfume themselves in species-specific blends, are known to be important in courtship, and apparently this assists flies that taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates to distinguish their own species from that of others.

A. and apparently this assists flies that taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates to distinguish their own species from that of
Which apparently assist -> Hydrocarbons or the fact that HC are known to be important in courtship.
In both cases, this cannot refer to any of them. this assists - HC is in plural - SV issue.
this being a demonstrative pronoun cannot refer to a clause.



B. and apparently this assists flies when they taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in distinguishing their own species from those of
Same issue as that of Option A

C. which apparently assists flies that tastes the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in being able to distinguish their own species from
which modifies courtship. courtship cannot assist flies.

D. apparently assisting flies to taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates to distinguish their own species from those of
Assisting in verb-ing should be used.
their own species from those of others.
Actual is their own species from other species
if those replaces species, the sentence becomes their own species from species of others -> which doesn't make sense.


E. apparently assisting flies that taste the hydrocarbons on prospective mates in distinguishing their own species from
- Looks good

So distinguish X from Y can be used.
_________________

Thanks,
Kinjal
My Debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267.html#p1449379
My Application Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267-40.html#p1516961
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinjal-das/

Please click on Kudos, if you think the post is helpful

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Status: Active
Affiliations: NA
Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 273
GMAT 1: 590 Q50 V21
GMAT 2: 600 Q48 V25
GMAT 3: 730 Q51 V37
GPA: 3.5
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Sep 2016, 12:33
1
Distinguish between X and Y ; Distinguish X from Y
Though both are correct , Expert please explain why 'D' option is preferred over 'A' here.
_________________

#If you like my post , please encourage me by giving Kudos :)

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 03 Jan 2016
Posts: 76
WE: Operations (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Sep 2016, 21:50
Correct idiomatic usage is:
Distinguish between X and Y.
That is the basic difference between A and D.
I will choose D here as it has both modifiers correct as well as correct idiom

Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Status: active
Joined: 25 Jan 2016
Posts: 134
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 4
WE: Web Development (Computer Software)
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physica  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Mar 2017, 07:55
Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, from psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin.

A organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, from psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
B organic amnesia from psychogenic amnesia, the first of which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and the second of which is purely psychological in origin
C between organic amnesia, in which they have experienced some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
D between organic amnesia, which has some physical cause such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin
E between organic amnesia, in which some physical cause exists such as an occurrence of blunt force trauma to the head, and psychogenic amnesia, which is purely psychological in origin

A and B instant elimination
because the correct idiom is
distinguish between A and B
where A and B should be parallel
In C ,D,E
Only in D A and B stuff are parallel

D is best answer
Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
B
Joined: 13 Feb 2015
Posts: 374
Premium Member
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Mar 2017, 18:35
Merged topics. Please, search questions before posting them.
_________________

Please Read: Verbal Posting Rules

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Mar 2018
Posts: 39
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V34
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 May 2018, 07:48
what is wrong with E? any expert can answer?
CR Forum Moderator
avatar
P
Joined: 25 Apr 2018
Posts: 355
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Oct 2018, 01:20
aditya201819 wrote:
what is wrong with E? any expert can answer?


aditya201819

E is wrong because both the non essential modifiers are not parallel.

Hope this helps!
_________________

Please give kudos if you found my posts helpful!

Project CR Butler - 2 CR's everyday

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some &nbs [#permalink] 07 Oct 2018, 01:20

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 22 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Neuroscientists distinguish organic amnesia, which has some

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.