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I want to say that parents are the decision makers about their child's marriage. Is it correct to say these sentences?

Parents decide whom their children are going to (get married)/(marry).

Parents decide on who is going to marry their children.

I want to formally write it.

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    Just say Parents decide who marries their children (or ...who their children marry), and save yourself the awkward choice. No-one normally wants to use whom much these days, especially when it's easy to rephrase around the problem. Dec 31, 2016 at 19:36
  • I'd use "... to whom ..." in your first sentence.
    – Abbasi
    Dec 31, 2016 at 19:38

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Parents decide whom their children are going to marry.

Parents decide [on] who is going to marry their children.

You don't really need on in the second one, but it's not wrong.

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