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The decision for most people living in a city enduring being

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The decision for most people living in a city enduring being upgraded to efficient energy systems is if to upgrade their systems to receive the full benefit.

(B) being upgraded to efficient energy systems is whether they should be upgrading
(C) being upgraded to efficient energy systems is whether or not they upgrade
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20 Jan 2011, 08:05
E. 'being' is awkard and the usage of 'whether' is correct.
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23 Jan 2011, 08:13
Eliminate A and D because whether is better than "is if". If requires a consequence and it does not have one in this sentence.
Eliminate C because whether or not is usually always wrong.
Eliminate B because it is too wordy.
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23 Jan 2011, 09:09
Being is wrong. Whether is right => E is correct.
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26 Jan 2011, 12:55
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The decision for most people living in a city enduring being upgraded to efficient energy systems is if to upgrade their systems to receive the full benefit.

(B) being upgraded to efficient energy systems is whether they should be upgrading
(C) being upgraded to efficient energy systems is whether or not they upgrade

The idea that something is continuing is expressed in enduring so adding being (a word that is used to express that something is temporary) distorts the sentences meaning in that the people continue to endure it but it's only temporary. So you can eliminate those choices that have "being" in the beginning of the sentence.

If is a word that is used to express condition. If... ,then... not options. Whether is the word that express that someone has one of two options, which is properly used in E. E is your answer.
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27 Jan 2011, 10:03
E."being" is wrong, between if and whether , i chose the latter
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use of being and if is incorrect. E.
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(B) being upgraded to efficient energy systems is whether they should be upgrading
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