What is the difference between competItion and competitiveness, please?
Give some examples, please.
'Competition' can be concrete: 'He took part in the competition'. It can also refer to people or entities who are in a competing business or sphere of influence: 'We must always keep our eyes on the competition'/'Even when they're behind us?' 'She's the best. There's just no competition.'
'Competitiveness' is always abstract: 'The thing he most liked about her was her competitiveness.' 'Your CV lists "competitveness" as one of your strengths. How do you think other people see that?'
(You'd normally get one chance to be lazy like this, but I had nothing better to do! You'll find that on this site people prefer you to use a dictionary - and then ask any question that arises. )
I looked up them in OALD but I can't distinguish them. Not anyone can understand and know how to use all words. It depends on their E level. My E is poor, so I am here to ask.
By the way - Small shops are facing ______ from supermarkets. A. competitors B. competitive C. competition D. competitiveness
Is my choice right?