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dilemma/problem

A dilemma is a difficult choice between unattractivealternatives. A problem is a situation that must beresolved somehow.


When the prototype did not perform to specifications, wewere faced with the dilemma of abandoning theproject and losing all the resources we had invested in it todate or going ahead with the project and having no guarantees ofany future returns.

Jane described the problem we were having inthe waste water treatment facility.


Do not use dilemma in place of problem.


Weak

Can you find a solution for ourdilemma?

Improved

Can you find a solution for ourproblem? [We don't have any solutionsright now.]

Improved

Can you find a way out of ourdilemma? [We have some solutions rightnow, but none are attractive.]


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