Choose, Choice, or Chose?
Choose, Choice, or Chose?What is the difference between "choose," "choice," and "chose"?
- "To choose" means to decide between two or more options. For example:
- Choose tea or coffee.
- "Chose" is the past tense of "to choose." For example:
- I chose a different path to you.
- "Choice" means an option, an alternative, or a possibility. It can also describe the act of choosing. For example:
- That was a fine choice, sir.
More about "Choose," "Choice," and "Chose"Occasionally, there is confusion over the words "choose" and "choice" (especially among non-English speakers). Click below to hear how each word is pronounced:
ChooseThe word "choose" is a verb that means "to select from a number of possibilities."
Example sentence with "choose":
- We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
- Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.
ChoseThe word "chose" is the past tense of "to choose."
Example sentence with "chose":
- Americans chose a limited government that exists to protect our rights, not to grant them. (Politician Marco Rubio)
- I was told I wasn't good enough, but I chose not to listen. (Singer-songwriter Khalid)
- If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them. (Actress Jane Fonda)
ChoiceThe word "choice" is a noun. A "choice" is the right, power, or opportunity to choose.
Example sentence with "choice":
- Happiness is a choice that requires effort sometimes.
- I demolish my bridges behind me so there is no choice but forward.