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Since her husband began playing violin, Molly has become much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and a student rental.


(A) much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(B) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument from an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(C) much more expert when it comes to distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(D) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(E) far more the expert when it comes to distinguishing between a tuned instrument, an out of tune one, a Stradivarius, and

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Bunuel wrote:
Since her husband began playing violin, Molly has become much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and a student rental.


(A) much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(B) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument from an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(C) much more expert when it comes to distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(D) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(E) far more the expert when it comes to distinguishing between a tuned instrument, an out of tune one, a Stradivarius, and



1) far more expert is the correct expression..
2) the biggest give away is idiom distinguish from
So the structure of sentence will be
...when it comes to DISTINGUISHING x FROM y, z FROM t.

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Bunuel wrote:
Since her husband began playing violin, Molly has become much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and a student rental.


(A) much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(B) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument from an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(C) much more expert when it comes to distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(D) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(E) far more the expert when it comes to distinguishing between a tuned instrument, an out of tune one, a Stradivarius, and


Distinguish x from y : Correct Idiomatic Usage ; Answer must be (B)
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Bunuel wrote:
Since her husband began playing violin, Molly has become much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and a student rental.


(A) much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(B) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument from an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(C) much more expert when it comes to distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(D) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(E) far more the expert when it comes to distinguishing between a tuned instrument, an out of tune one, a Stradivarius, and


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You distinguish a from b, or distinguish between a and b. The only option which follows either of these patterns is B. B is the correct answer.
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B is the right answer since it uses the right idiomatic expression "Distinguish btw A and B"

E incorrectly uses the word distinguishing which is wrong
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chetan2u wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Since her husband began playing violin, Molly has become much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and a student rental.


(A) much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(B) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument from an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(C) much more expert when it comes to distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(D) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(E) far more the expert when it comes to distinguishing between a tuned instrument, an out of tune one, a Stradivarius, and



1) far more expert is the correct expression..
2) the biggest give away is idiom distinguish from
So the structure of sentence will be
...when it comes to DISTINGUISHING x FROM y, z FROM t.

B


Shouldn't it say "far more an expert" or "far more of an expert"? I've never read a phrase such as far more expert

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chetan2u wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Since her husband began playing violin, Molly has become much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and a student rental.

(A) much more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(B) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument from an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(C) much more expert when it comes to distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius from

(D) far more expert in distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and

(E) far more the expert when it comes to distinguishing between a tuned instrument, an out of tune one, a Stradivarius, and

1) far more expert is the correct expression..
2) the biggest give away is idiom distinguish from
So the structure of sentence will be
...when it comes to DISTINGUISHING x FROM y, z FROM t.

B

Shouldn't it say "far more an expert" or "far more of an expert"? I've never read a phrase such as far more expert

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rahulkashyap , "expert" in this case is an adjective.

I can understand how that fact might not be apparent.

The adjective is also a subject complement.

A subject complement is an adjective, noun, or pronoun that follows a linking verb.
It renames or describes the subject.

"Become" is a linking verb.

Noun + linking verb + adjective
Molly + (has) become + expert

Easier examples of subject complements that are adjectives:
He became angry.
He is angry.
He is far more angry now than he was earlier today.

Oxford dictionary online, HERE gives examples in which EXPERT is used as an adjective.

These two examples from that linked material are similar to this question.
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· expert (at/in something) They are all expert in this field.

· expert (at/in doing something) She's [She is] expert at making cheap but stylish clothes.


In this case, "expert" could be replaced with knowledgeable , skilled, or proficient, to name just a few possibilities.

Hope that helps. :)

P.S. This sentience COULD use "expert" as a noun that functions as a subject complement. Option (B), rewritten, could be
Since her husband began playing violin, Molly has become an expert at distinguishing a tuned instrument and an out of tune one, a Stradivarius and a student rental.

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