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A major challenge faced by democracies worldwide is to decide

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A major challenge faced by democracies worldwide is to decide if they should penalize the members of social media groups, which subtly promote racial discrimination.

A. to decide if they should penalize the members of social media groups, which
B. deciding whether to penalize the members of social media groups that
C. deciding whether to penalize social media groups, which
D. to decide whether they should penalize the members of social media groups, which
E. deciding whether they should penalize social media groups to have members that
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A major challenge faced by democracies worldwide is to decide if they should penalize the members of social media groups, which subtly promote racial discrimination.

A. to decide if they should penalize the members of social media groups, which
IF is for hypothetical situations, so whether is better..
Gerund ' deciding' is better than infinitive ' to decide'
who should be penalized - the members but WHICH refers to media groups.


B. deciding whether to penalize the members of social media groups that
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C. deciding whether to penalize social media groups, which
who should be penalized - the members but WHICH refers to media groups.

D. to decide whether they should penalize the members of social media groups, which
Gerund ' deciding' is better than infinitive ' to decide'
who should be penalized - the members but WHICH refers to media groups.


E. deciding whether they should penalize social media groups to have members that
who should be penalized - the members but here it is media groups. Illogical meaning.

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New post 10 Nov 2019, 16:54
Why is it better to use the gerund, rather than the infinitive, in this case?
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New post 10 Nov 2019, 22:08
why to use gerund in particular for the answer choice?
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New post 11 Nov 2019, 02:11
I feel that we need a necessary modifier -'that' -for this question. Therefore B.
to Decide v/s decision, I am also confused on that point.
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New post 16 Nov 2019, 23:35
",which subtly promote racial discrimination": comma followed by "which" makes the modifier non-essential. Here we are talking about particular groups that promote discrimination.
Hence "That" should be used in place of which. That eliminates A,C,D.

Answer B is better than E, as it is better clear and concise
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