Another possibility is the well-known....

erroranalysis

Senior Member
German
I'm a teacher and one of my students wrote the following:

[...] Especially young people choose this option called "work and travel" to earn money while travelling the world. Another possibility is the well-known au pair stay. Mainly women decide to work as au pairs [...].

Would you leave the sentence as it is or would you use option instead of possibility? I'd use option.
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    As the student has mentioned one option in the earlier sentence, I suppose that the second sentence, as it begins "Another ...", should have "option." However, if, prior to the first sentence, the student had mentioned option, then possibility is OK -> it is justified by the fact that being an au pair is not usually considered 'possible' for males.
     

    Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    But in your earlier thread you said the student had previously written "possibilities", so "another possibility" is perfectly valid.
     
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