choose between (two people or things)

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choose between (two people or things)

To select one person or thing from two options. We will choose between the two best candidates for the job. I'm exhausted because I had to choose between sleep or finishing this paper last night.
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choose between two people or things

to choose one from a selection of two persons or things in any combination. For dessert, you can choose between chocolate and vanilla ice cream. I am unable to choose between promoting John and hiring one of the others.
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According to a number of product managers for several major equipment manufacturers, when choosing between two of the more popular material handling options--a wheel loader or a skid-steer loader--potential owners have to take a long, hard look at their operations and dissect exactly what they want the machine to do and how they want it done.
When weighing the pros and cons of wheel loaders and skid steers, a solid knowledge of a facility's individual needs is a good first step to-ward choosing between the two.
According to a number of product managers for several major equipment manufacturers, when choosing between two of the more popular material handling options--a wheel loader or a skid-steer loader--a potential owner has to take a long, hard look at his operation and dissect exactly what he wants the machine to do and how he wants it done.
In choosing a Transaction Recovery solution, one of the most important features to look for is to provide assistance in choosing between the various recovery methods.