Advanced search

You have two choices, x or y...

(8 Posts)
tethersjinglebellend Wed 12-Dec-12 20:50:31

...Isn't that one choice?

With two options?

Or is that two choices?

Or would two choices consist of at least four options?

You have two choices irks me, but I don't think there is actually anything wrong with it- is there?


tethersjinglebellend Thu 13-Dec-12 11:20:53

Nobody cares, do they?



twolittlemonkeys Thu 13-Dec-12 11:28:00

OK, I've never thought about that and it doesn't irk me, even though I'm a pedant, but I would say it's one choice - with 2 options. 2 choices to me implies two separate decisions - so, for example, in the morning I have 2 choices to make: what to eat for breakfast and what to wear - ie two separate, distinct things. But they are used almost interchangeably from what I've observed.

somebloke123 Thu 13-Dec-12 11:29:56

I care.

I would say it's 2 choices i.e. synonymous with options.

Otherwise if you had 5 different possibilities you would have to call that 4 choices, which seems absurd.

BeataNoxPotter Thu 13-Dec-12 11:30:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

twolittlemonkeys Thu 13-Dec-12 11:31:25

Then again it seems perfectly accurate to talk about somebody's choice of clothing, for example, so maybe what I just wrote is a load of cobblers confused Argh, you've just made me start to worry about something I didn't remotely care about before! Cheers, tethers grin

tethersjinglebellend Thu 13-Dec-12 20:16:35

Thanks for caring grin

beansmum Thu 13-Dec-12 20:32:28

The OED says choice and option are synonymous.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now