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    Is it correct to use choose verb for people?

    As mentioned above, since November 2008 I serve my obligatory army duty in the Greek Army. I have been chosen for the “Informatics and Research, Corps” by interview.

    I am sure chosen is not correct term because it cant be used for people.
    Thanks in advance for your help!



    Note: I have also used the adjective obligatory to describe duty cause i am not sure if in some countries duty is always something that u are obliged to do.


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    Re: Is it correct to use choose verb for people?

    I have been chosen for the “Informatics and Research, Corps” by interview.

    1. Chosen is precisely correct!
    2. You may want to change the syntax, i.e. "I have been chosen by interview for the Informatics and Research Corps
    2. No comma between Research and Corps

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    Re: Is it correct to use choose verb for people?

    In addition, I wanted to ask why you believed the word "chosen" couldn't be used in reference to humans? It is a verb connected to a subject (noun) regardless of what the noun is. I hope this is helpful to you!

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    Re: Is it correct to use choose verb for people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hawk View Post

    2. No comma between Research and Corps
    Well my duty is about research on Informatics field. If i dont use the comma
    “Informatics and Research, Corps” someone might think that my duties are about computers and about research in general (not specific on computers research)

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    Re: Is it correct to use choose verb for people?

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Well my duty is about research on Informatics field. If i dont use the comma
    “Informatics and Research, Corps” someone might think that my duties are about computers and about research in general (not specific on computers research)
    There isn't a comma here:

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    Re: Is it correct to use choose verb for people?

    Maybe selected would sound better. I agree the comma doesn't belong in English.

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