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    #11

    Re: There are some girls out there

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I fully intended to put an apostrophe after "parents" - perhaps I was concentrating on changing "choice" to "choosing" and simply forgot to do it. I apologise for the confusion it caused and well done for spotting what was both your original error and my oversight.

    I'm going to struggle to explain why I used "choosing", other than to say that, in BrE at least, "of one's own choosing" is almost a set phrase.

    I want to marry a man of my own choosing.
    He is looking forward to his new job, where he can finally wear clothes of his own choosing.
    I would rather you went out with a boy of your parents' choosing.

    "of one's own choice" just doesn't work there for me.
    No need to apologize. I am greately indebted to you because I have learned so many things on English from you.

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    #12

    Re: There are some girls out there

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    No need to apologize. I am greately indebted to you because I have learned so many things about English from you.
    Me too. (Especially the British variant.)
    Not a professional teacher

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    #13

    Re: There are some girls out there

    There is no need to apologize.

    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #14

    Re: There are some girls out there

    In informal English, especially speech, Dukul's version is, I think, quite common.
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