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    distinct/distinguished

    Hi,

    The patterns of spoken language are _______ from those of writing.

    a)distinct
    b)distinctive
    c)distinguished
    d)distinguishing

    Why the answer is "a"?

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    Re: distinct/distinguished

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    The patterns of spoken language are _______ from those of writing.

    a)distinct
    b)distinctive
    c)distinguished
    d)distinguishing

    Why the answer is "a"?
    That's the word that fits the question best. "A is distinct from B" - A is different from B. Spoken and written patterns are distinct.
    Both patterns could be called "distinctive", but A is not distinctive from B.
    A can be distinguished from B, but I don't think that's what the question means. Although c) is possible.
    d) is wrong.

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