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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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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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I think it's A.

"should carry on as the fourth caliph" is concise.
Moreover, "whether" is preferred over "if".

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Prof. can you please explain me why C is in passive...i always tend to miss on this...

BTW OA is A.

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New post 05 Jun 2006, 01:58
Will go with A.
Had to think between A and C
C gives a slight different meaning. “and be the fourth caliphâ€

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