To choose is to decide. There’s a situation in which more than one other option is possible. The word "choose" is similar to "pick" or "pick out." This is an irregular verb.
- Sophia chose to live in the United States.
- Bernie is choosing furniture for his new apartment. (He’s picking out furniture.)
- What color did you choose to paint your living room?
- I’ve chosen not to work any extra hours this summer.
- It’s important to choose a good college. (In this sentence, "choose" is an infinitive.)
- There are many different schools to choose from.
- My friend Vanessa chose to become a vegetarian.
- Choosing a career is difficult for some people. (In this sentence, "choosing" is a gerund.)
This market has a lot of good produce to choose from.
The word "choice" is a noun.
- They have many good choices.
- What kind of choices are there on the menu?
- This is a difficult choice.
- He has no choice but to move back to Argentina.
- That car gets good gas mileage. You’ve made a good choice.
The words "choosy" and "chosen" are adjectives:
- Don’t be so choosy in picking a place to eat.
- He’s too choosy when it comes to women. (It’s hard for him to find the right person to date.)
- Denise finally found a job in her chosen profession.
- The chosen candidate goes on to the general election.
Click here to learn more words.
Published on June 6, 2014.