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1. I face the dilemma of getting a job or go to university.
2. I feel uncertain about whether to get a job or go to university.
whether to get a job or go to unversity is uncertain for me.
3. I have not made up my mind whether to get a job or go to university.
4. I am still undecided about whether to get a job or go to university.
5. I am a bit confused about whether to get a job or go to university.
6. I have not made decision about whether to get a job or go to university.

1. I am faced with the dilemma of getting a job or continuing my education.

2. I am uncertain whether to get a job or go to university.

3. The idea about whether to get a job or go to nuiverisity is still in consideration.

4. I haven't made a decision about whether to to get a job or go to university.

5. I am hesitating over whether to get a job or go to university.

6. I haven't made a decision whether to go to work or go to university.

1. I face a dilemma about whether to get a job or continue my education.
2. I am uncertain about getting a job or going to university.
3. I am thinking about applying for admission to university or starting work.
4. I am undecided as to whether to go to university or get a job.
5. I am a bit confused about whether to get a job or go to university.
6. I have not decided whether to get a job or go to university.

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1. I am faced with the dilemma of whether to contine studying at university or to get a job.

2. I am not certain whether to go to university or to get a job.


3. I have seriously considered whether I should start my career or apply for admission to university.

4. I haven't decided whether go to university or to get a job.

5. I am confused about what I should do right now for the next step of my life. Do I need to go to university? Or would it be better for me to get a job?

6. I haven't decided whether to becoming a career woman or a university student.

1.I am faced with a dilemma of choosing between getting a job or continuing my education.
2.I am uncertain whether I should continue my education.
3.I am thinking about whether I should get an admission in university or to start work.
4.I am undecided whether to get a job or to go to university.
5.I am a bit confused whether I should get a job or go to university.
6. I haven't decided whether I should step into society or enroll in tertiary education.

FROM SIMON:

First, I'll try to explain the main problems:

1. We don't say "I'm in the dilemma". As people suggested above, it's best to use "face a dilemma".

2. The word "whether" is missing.

3. Instead of "to get admission", it would be better to use "apply". Also, we use the "ing" form after "thinking about" e.g. I'm thinking about doing (not "to do").

4. "Undecisive" should be "indecisive". Also, it would be more natural to say "I can't decide whether".

5. Instead of "confused if", we need to say "confused about whether".

6. This sentence doesn't contain grammar problems, but the vocabulary is unnatural: "step (out) into society" is the kind of phrase that you might read in a Victorian novel, but it seems strange here. The phrase "enrol in tertiary education" is correct, but it's very formal sounding. Maybe we can 'dilute' this phrase a little.

FROM SIMON (continued):

Here are my versions of the sentences:

1. I’m faced with the dilemma of whether to get a job or continue my studies.

2. I am uncertain about whether to a get a job or go to university.

3. I am thinking about whether to apply to universities or to start work.

4. I can't decide whether to go to university or get a job.

5. I am confused about whether to get a job or go to university.

6. I haven't decided if I should look for work or enrol on a higher education course.

Hello Simon,
As to your explanation, we don't you "I'm in the dilemma". However, when I looked up the word "dilemma" on oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com, it resulted in two way of using the world, including "to face a dilemma" and "to be in a dilemma". Does this runs agaist your explanation?
Best regards

PT

Note that the article is 'a' not 'the' (dilemma). So 'I am/was in a dilemma' is perfectly normal, although it frequently ends the sentence.

The phrases '...faced with a dilemma as to whether ...' or '...faced with the dilemma of ...' both seem to be more common.

PT,

As Sunita explained, it's important to look at the little details. We need to look at the articles and the precise context:

First, "I'm in THE dilemma" isn't a natural phrase, but "I'm in A dilemma" is fine.

Second, "I'm in a dilemma" is normally used as a complete sentence on its own e.g. "I'm in a dilemma. I don't know whether to..." (notice the full stop after dilemma here).

"I'm in a dilemma of whether to get a job..." seems wrong, or unnatural.

The Oxford dictionary doesn't give you this level of explanation unfortunately.

Thank Simon for providing a credible explanation.


I am in the dilemma between to get a job or continue my education.

I have uncertain idea to a get a job or go to university.
I am uncertain what i will do my future, Get a job or go to university.

I am thinking to get admission in university otherwise i will start to work.

I am undecisive regarding to what i will do in future, going university or getting a job.

I am a bit confused whether I should work or go to university.

I have not decided yet for my next step. To join society or enrol in tertiary education.

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