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更新时间:2011/8/18 15:49:16 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

The words 'choose' and 'select' are both very common verbs with nearly the same meaning.

However, 'select' has a slightly narrower meaning and is used less frequently than 'choose'.

Both words can mean to pick one thing or person from a group. For example:

She chose a nice red apple.
She selected a nice red apple.

I was selected to represent my school at table tennis.
I was chosen to represent my school at table tennis.

However, when we discuss choosing to do or be something, we don't use 'select'. For example:

When I was 19, I chose to become a teacher.
It was such a sunny day I chose to go the long way home.

There are also one or two subtle differences in meaning between the words... but you'll have to listen to the programme to find out more about that!

You will also hear William and Li discuss just why there are so many synonyms in English.

Glossary 词汇

narrower meaning 意思更为狭窄

represent 代表

subtle 微妙的

synonyms 同义词

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