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411. In the late seventh century, in a dispute over whether the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, Ali, should carry on as the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor, Islam split into two branches, the Sunnis and the Shiites.
(A) over whether the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, Ali, should carry on as the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor
(B) over if Ali, the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, was going to carry on and be the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor
(C) over whether Ali, the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, was going to carry on and be the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor
(D) as to whether the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor, is to be the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-low, Ali
(E) concerning if the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor, was to be the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, Ali
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411. In the late seventh century, in a dispute over whether the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, Ali, should carry on as the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor, Islam split into two branches, the Sunnis and the Shiites.
(A) over whether the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, Ali, should carry on as the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor
(B) over if Ali, the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, was going to carry on and be the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor
(C) over whether Ali, the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, was going to carry on and be the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor
(D) as to whether the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor, is to be the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-low, Ali dispute as to is wrong dispute over is correct(
E) concerning if the fourth caliph, Muhammadâ€™s successor, was to be the Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, Ali concerning is woring
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28 Nov 2006, 20:10
A seems best.

You mean A is least worst right?!
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A seems best.

You mean A is least worst right?!

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29 Nov 2006, 03:19
Hmm, I was actually leaning towards C.
While in A "dispute over...Ali, should continue" sounds right, I do not like the "Prophet Muhammadâ€™s son-in-law, Ali" part.

C - "was going to" seems grammatically right to me, although it seems to subtely change the meaning of the sentence.

Damager, can you please explain why C is wrong?
29 Nov 2006, 03:19
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