2011년 9월 28일 수요일

Dic: choice (some of its countable and uncountable usages)

1. [countable] choice (between A and B) an act of choosing between two or more possibilities; something that you can choose.

  • women forced to make a choice between family and career. 
  • We are faced with a difficult choice.
  • We aim to help students make more informed career choices.
  • Resources are finite, and choices have to be made between competing priorities and needs.
  • There is a wide range of choices open to you.
3. [countable] a person or thing that is chosen.
  • She's the obvious choice for the job.
  • Hawaii remains a popular choice for winter vacation travel.
  • This colour wasn't my first choice.
  • She wouldn't be my choice as manager.
  • I don't like his choice of friends (= the people he chooses as his friends).
2. [uncountable, singular] the right to choose or the possibility of choosing.
  • If I had the choice, I would stop working tomorrow.
  • He had no choice but to leave (= this was the only thing he could do).
  • She's going to do it. She doesn't have much choice, really, does she?
  • This government is committed to extending parental choice in education.
  • After a delicious meal with free wine, the choice is yours: a quiet drink in the bar, the late night disco or a stroll along the beach beneath a starry sky.
4. [singular, uncountable] the number or range of different things from which to choose.
  • The menu has a good choice of desserts.
  • There wasn't much choice of colour.
......... OALD

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