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Which is correct, "course of habit" or "force of habit"? (This question is inspired by this post on the woot forums.)

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It is force of habit, and course of action.

The Corpus of Contemporary American and the British National Corpus reports the following data about force of habit (the reported values are the frequencies per million).

Usage of "force of habit"

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How did you make that nice graph? –  mplungjan Feb 9 '11 at 14:42
    
I used Numbers, which is a electronic spreadsheet application for Mac OS X. I inserted the data, selected them, and selected the option to create a chart. –  kiamlaluno Feb 9 '11 at 14:45

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