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Which one is grammatically correct?

  1. an auspicious path to fighting against rape.

  2. an auspicious path to fight rape.

or maybe

  1. an auspicious path towards the fight against rape
  • Both are grammatical. The first is a path at the end of which lies a fight against rape; the second is a path by which one may fight rape. – Anonym Apr 7 '15 at 8:41
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    I think this use of auspicious is bordering on archaic. It's usually only used today of signs, early indications which are strongly indicative of future success. So a path or plan may have an auspicious start if it causes or coincides with reactions or events that seem to favour the success of the cause, but the plan itself wouldn't normally be thus labelled. – FumbleFingers Apr 7 '15 at 12:15
  • Yeah, I agree... "auspicious" was the thing that tripped me up here... "Direct", (or, something like it) would probably make more sense. – Oldbag Apr 7 '15 at 12:35
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All are correct grammatically.

On an unrelated note, I would argue that the use of the word "fight" in the context of the subject matter is probably counterproductive to the cause.

an auspicious path for rape prevention

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