Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    hhtt21 is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    2,216

    choose v. pursue v. dog

    "Why were there so many stray dogs in my town? And why did they always choose me to chase?Did they wait quietly in the woods, watching people go by? Then did they whisper to each other, “See that blond kid? That’s Larry Boyd—let’s go get
    him”? I ran as fast as I could. But it’s so hard to run when you’re carrying a guitar case. It kept banging against my leg.
    And I kept slipping in the snow. The dogs were catching up. They were howling and barking, trying to scare me to death."


    http://readallgoosebumpsonline.blogs...adventure.html

    Would you explain the difference between the sentences based on the context above?

    1. "why did they always choose me to chase."
    2. "
    why did they always choose me to pursue."


    ​Thank you.

  2. #2
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    61,345

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    There is no difference between "chase" and "pursue" there (or anywhere else that I can think of).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. #3
    tzfujimino's Avatar
    tzfujimino is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,354

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    An interesting title.
    I wondered what it was all about when I read it.

  4. #4
    teechar's Avatar
    teechar is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Iraq
      • Current Location:
      • Iraq
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    11,459

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    (or anywhere else that I can think of).
    There can be.
    A tradesman might chase (not pursue) a channel or a groove.
    A student might pursue (not chase) a degree program.

  5. #5
    hhtt21 is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    2,216

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    If pursue and chase are the same for this context then would you check this.

    1."why did they always choose me to chase"
    2.
    "why did they always choose me to dog"

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de...on/us/dogThank you
    Last edited by hhtt21; 17-Sep-2017 at 11:03.

  6. #6
    Rover_KE is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    31,882

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    No capital letters or closing punctuation.

  7. #7
    hhtt21 is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    2,216

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    If pursue and chase are the same for this context then would you check this.

    1."Why did they always choose me to chase?"
    2."Why did they always choose me to dog?"

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de...on/us/dogThank you

  8. #8
    tzfujimino's Avatar
    tzfujimino is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,354

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    "Why did they always choose me to dog?" doesn't make sense.

  9. #9
    Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Matthew Wai is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    8,327

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    'To dog someone' means 'to follow someone closely in a way that annoys them' according to definition #2 at http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d.../british/dog_2
    I am not a teacher.

  10. #10
    tzfujimino's Avatar
    tzfujimino is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,354

    Re: choose v. pursue v. dog

    Ah, I see.
    So, in that case, the pronoun "me" is the object of the verb "dog".
    Thanks, Matthew.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •