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    Default Release from a choice or free from a choice

    Hi:

    Regarding this English usage problem, which one do you think that would be the most adequate option?

    "Release from a choice"

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    "Free from a choice"

    I like the second one, buy as an Spanish speaker native, I am not sure.

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Release from a choice or free from a choice

    Hello José,

    Do you have the full sentence?

    All the best,

    MrP

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    Default Re: Release from a choice or free from a choice

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello José,

    Do you have the full sentence?

    All the best,

    MrP
    Hi Mr Pedantic,

    Could you kindly let me know if yo can help me in my TEFL course as I have stuck with some questions?

    Thanking you.

    Cheers

    Vinaya

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    Default Re: Release from a choice or free from a choice

    Hi:

    A complete sentence would be, for instance:

    ...frees/releases us from the classic choice among presents when trying to decide...

    Best regards.

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    Default Re: Release from a choice or free from a choice

    You could use either, or 'delivers us from'. A useful phrasal verb for this context would be 'saves us from having to make the choice'....

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    Default Re: Release from a choice or free from a choice

    I'd agree with Bob; though neither phrase seems particularly common, to judge by the googles. In fact, I can only find examples with "free from", e.g.

    1. This function is something that 'frees' users from the choice between texting with their friends or watching their favorite soap or gameshow.

    2. New Labour had also freed Britain from "the reactionary choice between individual prosperity and a caring society."

    All the best,

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