Student or Learner
Please help to see this sentence as follow:
Decision makers must have some way of determining which of several alternatives is best.
Please help to analyse what's the two OF used for here?
thanks in advance
Last edited by zhengrong; 25-Jun-2007 at 09:33.
My suggestion: "Decision makers must have some ways of (what? The of-phrase is therefore an attribute to define the antecedent "ways")determining which of (the)several alternatives is (the) best."
In other words, "some ways of determining which of several alternatives is best" = the ways which determine the one that is the best of the several alternatives.
Should I change the phrase to these way:
Decision makers must have some way of determining which of several alternatives is best? ---------------------- A
Decision makers must have some way of determining which is best of several alternatives? ----------------------- B
Now which one is better?
...which alternative is best?Originally Posted by zhengrong
...which alternatives are best?
...which alternative out of several alternatives is best?
...which alternatives out of several alternatives are best?
Does that help?
I think the grammar of the "A" sentence is correct, maybe not, but I don't care the grammar so much scholastically, all I wondered just is where the position of "of several alternative" being is better.
I am not a smart student, so, give me a complete sentence as a reply, please! thanks a lot.
The "which......." was used to explain the determining. I was blocked on "which of" because I never saw a conjuction followed with "which" before this sentence.
I see, thank you.
I see. Thank you.