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    pick/choose

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    Susan, these two guys love you. You must pick/choose one of them.


    Which one is possible for this situation?

    What is the nuance of 'pick' and 'choose' in such situation?

    Please help.

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    Re: pick/choose

    Use either; although "choosing" implies weighing the benefits of one against the other. "Picking" is less intellectual, I think.

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    Exclamation Re: pick/choose

    Quote Originally Posted by supada View Post
    Hi

    Susan, these two guys love you. You must pick/choose one of them.


    Which one is possible for this situation?

    What is the nuance of 'pick' and 'choose' in such situation?

    Please help.
    I shall prefer ‘choose’ as it means selecting the best from a number of alternatives which may be two. So choose any one of them means select the best after careful consideration.
    On the other hand if you are to select from a group, ‘pick’ is the right word.


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    Re: pick/choose

    Quote Originally Posted by supada View Post
    Hi

    Susan, these two guys love you. You must pick/choose one of them.


    Which one is possible for this situation?

    What is the nuance of 'pick' and 'choose' in such situation?

    Please help.
    You must pick and choose one of them.
    The idiom "pick and choose" is no go here since it would imply there are many items to choose from.
    I would choose either pick or choose.

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    Re: pick/choose

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    you must pick and choose one of them.
    The idiom "pick and choose" is no go here since it would imply there are many items to choose from.
    I would choose either pick or choose.

    :-d

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