Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. rsbardai
    Guest
    #1

    Re: Difference

    Hello Teacher,

    I just wanted to know about the difference between the following:-

    customer - client
    choose - select

    thanks
    1 of your student

  2. shalstudent's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malayalam
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 5,140
    #2

    Re: Difference

    Quote Originally Posted by rsbardai View Post
    Hello Teacher,

    I just wanted to know about the difference between the following:-

    customer - client
    choose - select

    thanks
    1 of your student

    Customer:a person who purchases goods or services from another. is also called a buyer.

    Client is also a customer. But the term "client" is mostly used for a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency etc.

    Choose : To pick from a number of options.

    Select would be to pick in preference to others.

    Let me give you some examples:

    1. She chose Monday to travel.
    2. She selected the brown dress instead of the blue.
    3. This CD contains selected features of the tour.

    Hope this clarifies.

  3. Offroad's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 2,817
    #3

    Re: Difference

    Can 'to pick' be different from 'to select' or 'to choose' ? Is there a diffence between 'pick' and 'pick up' ?

    Nice thread.

    Thanks

  4. shalstudent's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malayalam
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 5,140
    #4

    Re: Difference

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Can 'to pick' be different from 'to select' or 'to choose' ? Is there a diffence between 'pick' and 'pick up' ?

    Nice thread.

    Thanks
    To Pick is the same as to choose or select.

    Pick up- has many meanings: to lift (1), obtain (2), to improve on something (3) etc.

    Eg:

    1: She picked up the papers lying on the floor and put them in the dustbin.
    2. I picked up a magazine on my way home.
    3. He couldn't speak English at all but has picked up very well after attending classes.

  5. Offroad's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 2,817
    #5

    Re: Difference

    I thought one could say:

    - oh, you have many guns.
    - yeah, if you liked it, pick up one and join us on today's hunting.

    I mean, can 'pick up' mean 'pick' or something like that?

    Thanks

  6. shalstudent's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malayalam
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 5,140
    #6

    Re: Difference

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    I thought one could say:

    - oh, you have many guns.
    - yeah, if you liked it, pick up one and join us on today's hunting.

    I mean, can 'pick up' mean 'pick' or something like that?

    Thanks
    I presume that in this sentence, it would mean that just "take" one and join the group for hunting.

    Pick one would mean select one and come...

    Does this help? Other members may also respond to this, so you may also want to look out for their replies.

  7. Offroad's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 2,817
    #7

    Re: Difference

    actually, question is...
    can 'pick up' mean 'choose', 'select' or something like that?

    I don't know if I misunderstood, but I think I read this somewhere.

    - Pick up the blue one and let's go, hurry up!

  8. shalstudent's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malayalam
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 5,140
    #8

    Re: Difference

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    actually, question is...
    can 'pick up' mean 'choose', 'select' or something like that?

    I don't know if I misunderstood, but I think I read this somewhere.

    - Pick up the blue one and let's go, hurry up!
    No, pick up the blue one means, "take" the blue one and lets go. There is no need to choose in this case because, the person is already telling you which one to pick i.e the blue one.

  9. Offroad's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 2,817
    #9

    Re: Difference

    Ok, thank you, I got it.

    by the way, there's an idiom:
    pick and choose: to be very careful or particular in choosing: With such a limited supply of fresh fruit, you won't be able to pick and choose.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 20-Mar-2009, 11:14
  2. difference between tense and aspect
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-Oct-2008, 12:26
  3. any difference ?
    By forum_mail in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Oct-2005, 07:39
  4. making the difference
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2004, 16:47

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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