Common Mistakes : Choose

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Choose

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.BAD: If you choose to see a film, we can go to the cinema instead
.GOOD: If you prefer to see a film, we can go to the cinema instead

.BAD: I choose the first story because it’s more exciting
.GOOD: I prefer the first story because it’s more exciting

 : prefer = like something more than something else
?Which do you prefer, black coffee or white coffee
.Peter prefers classical music to rock
.I’d prefer to stay here, if you don’t mind

.BAD: There are over forty different courses to choose between
.GOOD: There are over forty different courses to choose from

.BAD: There is also a library where you can choose among a wide range of books
.GOOD: There is also a library where you can choose from a wide range of books

: choose between two (or a few) possibilities
.You have to choose between a beginner’s course and a more advanced course
.If I had to choose between staying here and living abroad, I’d stay here

: choose from a large number of possibilities
.When it comes to wallpaper, there are hundreds of different patterns to choose from

.BAD: Hilde chose for sources of energy as her topic
.GOOD: Hilde chose sources of energy as her topic

: (choose sb/sth (WITHOUT for
.The roses were too expensive so I chose the daffodils
.The team chose Alan as their captain

: Compare
.Tests have shown that girls opt for languages whereas boys choose science or maths

 

Common Mistakes : Choose
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