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    D'Jakarta is offline Newbie
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    Default choice vs choices

    Hello all

    I was asked the other day when do we use 'more choice' and when do we use 'more choices', and I was a little stumped.
    Since then I've had a look online, but haven't really found a suitable answer, so here I am :)

    Does it depend on whether it's used as a countable or uncountable thing?
    Is there a difference in usage between British and American English?

    Thanks in advance

    D'Jak

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    Default Re: choice vs choices

    I can't speak for American Eng, but I've never been aware of a difference.

    You're on the right track with the countable/uncountable idea. But there's also a difference between abstract and concrete. With 'choice' you tend to get comparative adverbs like 'wider'. Choice in this sense is talking about a range of possibilities that someone can choose from.

    Choices have been made already. You can 'regret your choices'.

    b

    PS To answer your original question, we need more context. But if you're taking about a range of things available to choose from, 'More choice' is right. Rarely though, when the choices have already been made, 'more choices' would be possible: 'In his life, he had made more choices that were right than ones that were wrong.'.
    Last edited by BobK; 19-Apr-2013 at 12:56. Reason: Added PS

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