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    the usage of choose

    Hi, teachers.

    Sydney has been ( ) one of the eight cities on the tour to be a
    part of a television extravaganza.

    a) choosing for
    b) chosen for
    c) choosing as
    d) chosen as

    I'm confused between b) and d). I wonder what the right answer is .
    Please give me your explanation.

    Allways thanks~

    regards.

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    Re: the usage of choose

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi, teachers.

    Sydney has been ( ) one of the eight cities on the tour to be a
    part of a television extravaganza.

    a) choosing for
    b) chosen for
    c) choosing as
    d) chosen as

    I'm confused between b) and d). I wonder what the right answer is .
    Please give me your explanation.

    Allways thanks~

    regards.
    I sure that the correct choice is d! But It's better to leave a private message for Tdol! He can help you!

    Cheers,
    P

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    Re: the usage of choose

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi, teachers.

    Sydney has been ( ) one of the eight cities on the tour to be a
    part of a television extravaganza.

    a) choosing for
    b) chosen for
    c) choosing as
    d) chosen as

    I'm confused between b) and d). I wonder what the right answer is .
    Please give me your explanation.

    Allways thanks~

    regards.
    1...Since Sydney is a city, "chosen as" is correct. You could also say that 'Sydney has been chosen to be one of the eight.....'.
    2..."chosen for" does not make sense.
    3..."on the tour that will be a part of" sounds better to me.

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    Re: the usage of choose

    If you are chosen for a prize, you are one of the candidates to win the prize (or the winner). If you are chosen as a prize, someone else has won and they will be given you to take home instead of something more normal like a cheque or trophy.

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