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They are both grammatical, but "What would be the further steps?" has a stylistic edge, because the alternative has a slightly complicated phrase, "the further steps", embedded within two parts of the same construction: "would ... be". Having a complicated phrase embedded within parts of a higher level phrase causes some difficulty in comprehension. Such ...
The previous answer is correct. However, I would suggest changing the word "further" to "next." What would be the next step? What would the next step be?
1 is acceptable, but slightly artificial - it sounds 'poetical' because 'dominant' is a hanging adjective. 2 is fine, but formal. Appropriate for a paper. Slight sense of ambiguity because 'minority' can be a noun, but no real danger of misunderstanding. 3 is the most usual in any context. Unambiguous and perfect syntax. 4 is not acceptable in any context. ...
You can keep the original- In this database there are failed copies of the file. In this database, there are failed copies of the file. or can rephrase it to- The failed copies of the file are in this database.
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