Consider the example in the graphic above. Often writers use the word distinguish to highlight a difference between two ideas or items. But those who don’t recognize the difference between written English and spoken English can produce less effective prose.
The example sentence in the graphic may sound acceptable in certain circles. But in written English the use of and with distinguish is simply not appropriate. And is a conjunction which connotes a joining or uniting. Joining and uniting act contrary to the notion of highlighting differences. Thus, the use of and with distinguish is just not appropriate.
Instead use from with distinguish. From is a preposition that connotes separation, an idea consistent with highlighting differences. Here’s an effective revision of the example sentence.