[Vocabulary] choice vs choices

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D'Jakarta

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Hello all

I was asked the other day when do we use 'more choice' and when do we use 'more choices', and I was a little stumped.
Since then I've had a look online, but haven't really found a suitable answer, so here I am :)

Does it depend on whether it's used as a countable or uncountable thing?
Is there a difference in usage between British and American English?

Thanks in advance

D'Jak
 

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I can't speak for American Eng, but I've never been aware of a difference.

You're on the right track with the countable/uncountable idea. But there's also a difference between abstract and concrete. With 'choice' you tend to get comparative adverbs like 'wider'. Choice in this sense is talking about a range of possibilities that someone can choose from.

Choices have been made already. You can 'regret your choices'.

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PS To answer your original question, we need more context. But if you're taking about a range of things available to choose from, 'More choice' is right. Rarely though, when the choices have already been made, 'more choices' would be possible: 'In his life, he had made more choices that were right than ones that were wrong.'.
 
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