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    #1

    ''stick with'' vs ''stay with''

    Hi there,
    What's the best way, please?
    Thank you.

    ''If I had to choose one option only, I'd stick with #1''.
    ''If I had to choose one option only, I'd stay with #1''.


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    Re: ''stick with'' vs ''stay with''

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe View Post
    Hi there,
    What's the best way, please?
    Thank you.

    ''If I had to choose one option only, I'd stick with #1''.
    ''If I had to choose one option only, I'd stay with #1''.
    I would take/stick with/select #1

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    #3

    Re: ''stick with'' vs ''stay with''

    ''If I had to choose one option only, I'd stick with #1''.
    ''If I had to choose one option only, I'd stay with #1''.
    In choosing an option, we would usually 'pick' something. We use to stick/stay with for things already chosen.


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    Re: ''stick with'' vs ''stay with''

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In choosing an option, we would usually 'pick' something. We use to stick/stay with for things already chosen.
    To choose means to select something after continuous thought.
    I would stick with my original thoughts when choosing something.
    I would stick with my original plans when choosing a course of action.

    ''If I had to choose one option only, I'd stick with #1''.
    If I had to select an option after continuous thought, I would stick with my original thoughts and select #1. I would stick with #1.

    In light of this, is it correct to say I stick with #1 when choosing the correct sentence?

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    #5

    Re: ''stick with'' vs ''stay with''

    I have never heard 'stick with' in terms of choosing something, only when deciding to stay with something already chosen.


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    Re: ''stick with'' vs ''stay with''

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I have never heard 'stick with' in terms of choosing something, only when deciding to stay with something already chosen.
    Could you please provide an example?
    Thanks.

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