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You have "two choices" or you have "a choice"

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NumberFour Sun 07-Sep-08 08:52:45

If I say to my little one that he can choose either to put his shoes on and go out with me or go barefoot if he refuses to put on his shoes, which is correct:

You have two choices: either put on your shoes or don't put on your shoes


You have a choice: either put on your etc etc. the putting on or not of the shoes is not relevant here.....wink

fedupandisolated Sun 07-Sep-08 08:53:45

No No No - life is far too short. grin

Cies Sun 07-Sep-08 08:53:59

I´d either say you have a choice OR you have two options.

Tommy Sun 07-Sep-08 08:59:19

ooh.... I should think that it is probably correct to say "you have a choice" or "you can choose between these two options" but I think that either is acceptable now.

squigglywig Sun 07-Sep-08 09:07:16

I'd have thought it was you have a choice - because he is only choosing once, the only part of it that involves 2 things are the two options he must choose between.

You have two choices would be - You have two choices to make - cake or biscuit and tea or coffee.

Or am I way off the mark?

Littlefish Sun 07-Sep-08 09:18:05

Two options = 1 choice

Your options are - put your shoes on or we stay at home.

Choice = put shoes on (you hope) grin

NumberFour Sun 07-Sep-08 09:20:22

LOL! thanks for the replies. I am sitting in my pyjamas on my second cup of coffee, thinking of a thousand other things I should be doing. So, yes, Fedup, life is too short!

Cies, Tommy and Squiggly, I think that you are right. LO will have one choice made up of 2 options.

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