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    Word "dilemma"

    I have tried to use "dilemma" in my sentences. I am not sure if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. Hannah was in a dilemma about whether to seek divorce now or wait until the children grew up.
    2. The old man was in a dilemma about to whom of his children leave the inheritance and whom disinherit.
    3. Some parents are in a dilemma about sending their children abroad to study.
    4. One of the most difficult moral dilemmas is over the death sentence and the right to take a human life.

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    Re: Word "dilemma"

    2. should be "whom to disinherit".

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    #3

    Re: Word "dilemma"

    You also need "to" before "leave".

    He was in a dilemma about to whom of his children to leave his inheritance ...

    (I would actually say "to which of his children ... and which to disinherit.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Word "dilemma"

    I don't really approve of 'be in a dilemma' in sentences 1-3 You can use 'face a dilemma'.

    Hannah faced a dilemma whether to...



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    Re: Word "dilemma"

    I have no problem with "in a dilemma".

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