Misused Words

Choose and Chose

Choose is used in the present tense to describe some action that will take place.

The parents are hoping that their son will choose university rather than community college.

Chose is used in the past tense to describe some action that has already taken place.

The graduate chose to attend community college rather than university.

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) You should (choose, chose) your career carefully.

(2) Even though he (choose, chose) his career carefully, he still has regrets.

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