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I have a sentence:

In this regard, two hypotheses were picked to study.

by which I mean selection of two hypotheses was done to study [the two hypotheses again]. As shown, study refers to hypotheses again. Is the statement above grammatically sound or should it be reworded to something like the following:

In this regard, two hypotheses were picked for study.

? Any additional underlying grammatical comments would highly be appreciated.

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You could say:

In this regard, two hypotheses were picked for study.

When you write:

In this regard, two hypotheses were picked to study.

I am expecting an object for "study", which might not refer to your hypotheses. For example:

In this regard, two hypotheses were picked to study how Santa delivers all those presents.

Making the verb intransitive fixes this:

In this regard, two hypotheses were picked to be studied.

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