What is the difference between (i) "varieties of choice" and (ii) "variety of choices" ? Does the location of singular or plural in a sentence affect the entire meaning of a sentence ?

  • 'A variety of' is used as a pseudo-partitive (like 'a number of') (but obviously, unlike 'a number of', also includes semantic information). The phrase 'a variety of choices' is idiomatic. 'Varieties of choice' would be unusual, and would probably mean 'different penchants exercised by different people making choices'. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 28 '18 at 9:28

Doesn't appear to be a difference in meaning. Really seems like its more so a difference in what sounds better in a sentence.

For example:

(a) Since you are a loyal GOLD VISA rewards member, you have more varieties of choice in monthly perks.

(b) Since you are a GOLD loyal VISA rewards member, you have more of a variety of choices in monthly perks.

I think sentence b is more of a smoother sentence than sentence a.

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