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In the late seventh century, in a dispute over whether the [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2003, 08:54
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In the late seventh century, in a dispute over
whether the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law, Ali,
should carry on as the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor
, Islam split into two branches, the Sunnis
and the Shiites.

(A) over whether the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-
law, Ali, should carry on as the fourth caliph,
Muhammad's successor
(B) over if Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-
law, was going to carry on and be the fourth
caliph, Muhammad's successor
(C) over whether Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-law, was going to carry on and be
the fourth caliph, Muhammad's successor
(D) as to whether the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor, is to be the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-low, Ali
(E) concerning if the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor, was to be the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-law, Ali
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Re: SC: DISPUTE [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2003, 21:11
stolyar wrote:
In the late seventh century, in a dispute over
whether the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law, Ali,
should carry on as the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor
, Islam split into two branches, the Sunnis
and the Shiites.

(A) over whether the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-
law, Ali, should carry on as the fourth caliph,
Muhammad's successor
(B) over if Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-
law, was going to carry on and be the fourth
caliph, Muhammad's successor
(C) over whether Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-law, was going to carry on and be
the fourth caliph, Muhammad's successor
(D) as to whether the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor, is to be the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-low, Ali
(E) concerning if the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor, was to be the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-law, Ali


(a) looks ok
(b) "over if" is awkward
(c) "carry on and be" is awkward
(d) "is to be" implies that the dispute is happening now
(e) "concerning if" is awkward
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Re: SC: DISPUTE [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2003, 01:04
stolyar wrote:
In the late seventh century, in a dispute over
whether the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law, Ali,
should carry on as the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor
, Islam split into two branches, the Sunnis
and the Shiites.

(A) over whether the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-
law, Ali, should carry on as the fourth caliph,
Muhammad's successor
(B) over if Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-
law, was going to carry on and be the fourth
caliph, Muhammad's successor
(C) over whether Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-law, was going to carry on and be
the fourth caliph, Muhammad's successor
(D) as to whether the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor, is to be the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-low, Ali
(E) concerning if the fourth caliph, Muhammad's
successor, was to be the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-law, Ali



couple of quick points...

1. Whether is correct usage here
2. Dispute over is correct usage


A and C get in...
i have to go with A...but i have no grammatical explanation for picking A over C.

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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2003, 07:01
I would also vote for A.

In regards to last post, C is too wordy: "...was going to carry on and be the fourth caliph..."
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 04:46
dispute over whether~ is idiomatic

(A) is much more succinct than C
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SC: DISPUTE [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 18:46
I vote for A.

Another thing to notice was that except A, none of the choices have a comma at the end, without that all the choices except A don't make sense.

Punctuation is also something to look for in sentence correction.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2006, 14:12
(C) over whether Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's
son-in-law, was going to carry on and be
the fourth caliph, Muhammad's successor

C lost the control over ||ism while stating ....was going to carry on and be.....shud have been ........was going to carry on and to be.....

A fits in best
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