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After a murderer has been convicted, it is the judge who decides whether his crime calls for executing him or imprisoning him for life.


(A) whether his crime calls for executing him or imprisoning him

(B) if there is a crime that calls for an execution or an imprisonment of him

(C) whether or not his crime calls for the execution or, imprisonment of him

(D) if there is a crime that calls for executing him or his imprisonment

(E) if his crime would call for him being censured or that he be imprisoned

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We require whether (Alternatives)

(A) whether his crime calls for executing him or imprisoning him

(B) if there is a crime that calls for an execution or an imprisonment of him

(C) whether or not his crime calls for the execution or, imprisonment of him

(D) if there is a crime that calls for executing him or his imprisonment

(E) if his crime would call for him being censured or that he be imprisoned
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(A) whether his crime calls for executing him or imprisoning him - correct

(B) if there is a crime that calls for an execution or an imprisonment of him - sounds like passive to me

(C) whether or not his crime calls for the execution or, imprisonment of him - whether or not redundant

(D) if there is a crime that calls for executing him or his imprisonment - not parallel

(E) if his crime would call for him being censured or that he be imprisoned - Being usage and not parallel
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(A) whether his crime calls for executing him or imprisoning him - correct idioms & parallelism

(B) if there is a crime that calls for an execution or an imprisonment of him - awkward

(C) whether or not his crime calls for the execution or, imprisonment of him - idioms error

(D) if there is a crime that calls for executing him or his imprisonment - not parrel

(E) if his crime would call for him being censured or that he be imprisoned - usage of being


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Whenever two alternatives are present, "whether" should be used.
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After a murderer has been convicted, it is the judge who decides whether his crime calls for executing him or imprisoning him for life.


(A) whether his crime calls for executing him or imprisoning him

(B) if there is a crime that calls for an execution or an imprisonment of him

(C) whether or not his crime calls for the execution or, imprisonment of him

(D) if there is a crime that calls for executing him or his imprisonment

(E) if his crime would call for him being censured or that he be imprisoned


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The first thing you must do is to decide whether to use the word ‘whether’ or the word ‘if’. The word ‘if’ can be used if you have a single possibility. You can say, for example, “If you go to the store, I will come with you.” There is no second possibility mentioned in the sentence. There are two possibilities in the sentence you are considering here. Consequently, you know you have to use the word ‘whether’ here. That leaves choice A and C. Choice C is not efficient. Choice A is the correct answer.
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Often or not is redundant after whether.

But when a whether clause modifies a verb, or not is needed: They will play tomorrow whether or not it rains. (The clause modifies play.)
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