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A: Are you going to invest in that plan?
B: I dont think so, it seems confusing and vague to me. What is the guarantee that my money will not be lost?

Is guarantee okay here? If not, what other word can I use?

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    Guarantee is fine (Did you look it up? What did you find which indicated it's not ok?) But you have an extra is in Guy2's question which is not fine at all.
    – Andrew Leach
    Jan 23, 2013 at 12:41
  • google.com/…
    – Kris
    Jan 23, 2013 at 12:41
  • google.com/…
    – Kris
    Jan 23, 2013 at 12:42
  • You don't seem to have checked precedence.
    – Kris
    Jan 23, 2013 at 12:42
  • I might also say What guarantees that my money will not be lost? But there's nothing wrong with your sentence.
    – user21497
    Jan 23, 2013 at 13:17

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It is, but a native speaker might say What guarantee is there that my money will not be lost?

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  • It's hard to say why, but I'd definitely prefer your rephrasing over OP's original. Perhaps it's to do with the fact that for most purposes, there either is or isn't a guarantee. So you don't normally ask what exactly is it? - you ask whether it exists. Jan 23, 2013 at 15:03

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