A matter of choice

Alexander2

Senior Member
Russian
In the below text, is the usage of the phrase “a matter of choice” correct?

"The same thing is often referred to with synonymous words used interchangeably. Whether to use one synonymous word or another is often simply a matter of choice. A writer can choose various synonymous words when speaking of the same thing."
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Agreed. The phrase “a matter of choice” is very good.

    But you’ve given us three sentences which all include “synonymous words”. That’s very unnatural. We don’t repeat ourselves in English unless there’s a very good reason to. Instead, we tend to use pronouns. Your third sentence says exactly the same as the first one apart from the mention of “a writer”.
     

    Alexander2

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Thank you. The quotation is taken from an essay where I am trying to prove that certain Greek words are used interchangeably in some ancient Greek texts. Sometimes, I tend to repeat a point with different words when I am trying to express it. Does the three sentences sound awkward?
     
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