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Is there any difference between the following sentences? Are they all acceptable?

I am considering either to go back to Germany or stay in France.

I am thinking of either going back to Germany or staying in France.

I am thinking whether to go back to Germany or stay in France.

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    What do you think Alexander? Can you tell us what doubts you might have? Apr 14, 2021 at 20:10
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    Consider needs a gerund, not an infinitive. I am considering either going back to Germany or staying in France. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:42

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I am considering either to go back to Germany or stay in France.

I am thinking of either going back to Germany or staying in France.

I am thinking whether to go back to Germany or stay in France.

Overall, we check for parallelism.

For (1) and (2), we use the 'either...or' correlative conjunction pair as markers.

(1) has an infinitive to go in the first phrase but not in the second. There is hence a problem.

(2) is fine.

(3) is fine too; the phrases go back to Germany and stay in France are parallel.

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