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Lately, union leaders have been divided in arguments over if the union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness.

(A) over if the union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness
(B) over whether the union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness
(C) about the union fighting for increased benefits or raised safety awareness
(D) about if increased benefits should come from the union or raised safety awareness
(E) concerning the union and its fighting for increased benefits or raised safety awareness

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Originally posted by nitred on 31 Mar 2017, 22:37.
Last edited by Bunuel on 25 Sep 2018, 06:12, edited 1 time in total.
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Lately, union leaders have been divided in arguments over if the union should
fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness.

(A) over if the union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness if is incorrect as it is mainnly used for conditionals.
(B) over whether the union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness Correct!
(C) about the union fighting for increased benefits or raised safety awareness divided... about is wrong usage
(D) about if increased benefits should come from the union or raised safety awareness divi wrong usage is wrong usage
(E) concerning the union and its fighting for increased benefits or raised safety awareness Changes the meaning of the sentence
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New post 07 Jul 2017, 05:25
a - if is about condition...it is wrong here
b - whether is about choice...so gives correct whether union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness
c - awkward
d - benefits should come from the union or safety awareness...changes the meaning of the sentence
e - union and its fighting...- changes the meaning.
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New post 25 Sep 2018, 06:13
nitred wrote:
Lately, union leaders have been divided in arguments over if the union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness.

(A) over if the union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness
(B) over whether the union should fight for increased benefits or raised safety awareness
(C) about the union fighting for increased benefits or raised safety awareness
(D) about if increased benefits should come from the union or raised safety awareness
(E) concerning the union and its fighting for increased benefits or raised safety awareness


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When two alternatives are presented it is better to use ‘whether’ rather than ‘if’. C, D and E change the meaning. Choice B is the correct answer.
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