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What is the difference between 'choice' and 'choose'?

What is the difference between 'choice' and 'choose'?

The words choice and choose are often confused by writers. But what is the difference?

Choice means an option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something when used as a noun.

Choose means to pick; to make the choice of; to select when used as a verb.

Out of the two words, 'choice' is the most common.



It's easy to confuse words with similar meanings and spellings that are different parts of speech.

Choice is a noun that means "an option or decision."

Choose is a verb that means "to make a choice, to decide or select."

Which is correct 'no choice but to' or 'no choose but to'?

The correct phrase is 'no choice but to'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the expression 'had no choice but' or 'had no choose but'?

The right expression is 'had no choice but'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the right expression 'the choice of the' or 'the choose of the'?

The right phrase is 'the choice of the'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

What's the right phrase 'in the choice of' or 'in the choose of'?

The right phrase is 'in the choice of'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the expression 'the choice of a' or 'the choose of a'?

The right phrase is 'the choice of a'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Should it be 'did not choose to' or 'did not choice to'?

The right phrase is 'did not choose to'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Should I use 'to choose their own' or 'to choice their own'?

You should use 'to choose their own'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the right expression 'to choose between the' or 'to choice between the'?

The right phrase is 'to choose between the'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the expression 'forced to choose between' or 'forced to choice between'?

The correct expression is 'forced to choose between'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Which is correct 'had to choose between' or 'had to choice between'?

The correct expression is 'had to choose between'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Some synonyms of choice are: option, selection, opportunity, decision.

Some synonyms of choose are: name, determine, make up one's mind, pick out, select.

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The definitions in this article were adapted from Wiktionary.

Dictionary Definition of choiceDictionary Definition of choose

Examples of choice in a sentence

I hadn't had any choice like he .
- Cropper's cabin by Jim Thompson
Has she no other choice?
- The wandering fire by Guy Gavriel Kay
My choice was coffee, black, and one of the special breakfast offers that was heavy on protein.
- Touch of Darkness by C. T. Adams; Cathy Clamp
She had no choice but to go with him even though every instinct told her to watch herself closely.
- Secret Weapon Spouse by B. J. Daniels
It was the yardstick by which I measured what was the authentic choice, the balls-out choice.
- Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren

Examples of choose in a sentence

They pick and choose.
- The Haunted Air by F. Paul Wilson
You get to choose which is right.”Manny
- A Graveyard for Lunatics: Another Tale of Two Cities by Ray Bradbury
She'll choose between them, and that's supposed to be the end of it."
- Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings
They have no protection from your wrath, should you choose to punish them.
- The Rise and Fall of a Dragonking by Lynn Abbey
I choose not to."
- Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye

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