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Some studies indicate that sales from Oak Hill Farms are increasing due to the fact that consumers can distinguish between hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grains.

A. between hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grains.
B. hens raised on commercial feed and hens raised on organic grain.
C. among hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grain.
D. between hens raised on commercial feed from those raised on organic grains.
E. hens raised on commercial feed versus hens raised on organic grains.

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A is the correct option: because 'distinguish A from B' is a correct idiomatic form.

B is incorrect: since 'between' is removed, 'from' should be used instead of 'and'.
C is incorrect: 'among' can only be used to compare between more than 2 things.
D is incorrect: 'between' and 'from' can't be used concurrently. either 'distinguish between A and B' or 'distinguish A from B'.
E is incorrect: 'distinguish A versus B' is not idiomatic.
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Some studies indicate that sales from Oak Hill Farms are increasing due to the fact that consumers can distinguish between hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grains.

A. between hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grains.( distinguish between X and Y is correct, those correctly refers to hens)
B. hens raised on commercial feed and hens raised on organic grain.( distinguish between X and Y is correct)
C. among hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grain.( among is incorrect)
D. between hens raised on commercial feed from those raised on organic grains.( Between from is incorrect)
E. hens raised on commercial feed versus hens raised on organic grains.( distinguish between X and Y is correct)

Will go with choice A.

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Some studies indicate that sales from Oak Hill Farms are increasing due to the fact that consumers can distinguish between hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grains.

A. between hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grains.
B. hens raised on commercial feed and hens raised on organic grain.
C. among hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grain.
D. between hens raised on commercial feed from those raised on organic grains.
E. hens raised on commercial feed versus hens raised on organic grains.


Between X and Y is correct idiomatic usage, nothing wrong with the original sentence, Answer must be (A)
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Some studies indicate that sales from Oak Hill Farms are increasing due to the fact that consumers can distinguish between hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grains.

A. between hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grains.
B. hens raised on commercial feed and hens raised on organic grain.
C. among hens raised on commercial feed and those raised on organic grain.
D. between hens raised on commercial feed from those raised on organic grains.
E. hens raised on commercial feed versus hens raised on organic grains.

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This sentence is correct as written.

Since the underlined portion of the sentence contains the preposition between following the non-underlined word distinguish, check whether the idiom distinguish between…and is used correctly. The correct construction of this idiom is to place distinguish between before the first item and then and before the last item, which is how the idiom is structured in this sentence. There appears to be no error in the original sentence, so keep choice A. Because there is no error in the original sentence, there are no obvious repeaters to look for, so evaluate the remaining answer choices individually, looking for reasons to eliminate each.

Choice B removes the preposition between and thus uses the other form of the distinguish idiom, distinguish…from. However, this choice incorrectly uses and instead of from between the two items, so eliminate choice B. Choice C uses the construction distinguish among…and, an incorrect form of the idiom distinguish between…and, so eliminate choice C. Choice D uses the construction distinguish between…from, an incorrect form of the idiom distinguish between…and, so eliminate choice D. Choice E removes the word between and thus uses the other form of the distinguish idiom, distinguish…from. However, this choice incorrectly uses versus instead of from between the two items, so eliminate choice E.

Choice A: Correct

Choice B: No. The idiom distinguish…from is incorrectly written as distinguish…and. Idiom.

Choice C: No. The idiom distinguish between…and is incorrectly written as distinguish among…and. Idiom.

Choice D: No. The idiom distinguish between…and is incorrectly written as distinguish between…from. Idiom.

Choice E: No. The idiom distinguish…from is incorrectly written as distinguish…versus. Idiom.

The correct answer is choice A.
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