select vs selected : Common Errors in English

About select vs selected

“Select” means “special, chosen because of its outstanding qualities.” If you are writing an ad for a furniture store offering low prices on some of its recliners, call them “selected recliners,” not “select recliners,” unless they are truly outstanding and not just leftovers you’re trying to move out of the store.

select Meaning(s)

  • (v) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
  • (s) of superior grade
  • (s) selected or chosen for special qualifications

selected Meaning(s)

  • (a) chosen in preference to another

select in News

  1. Bulls Come Back to Select Comfort

    By David Russell, reporter at OptionMonster NEW YORK -- The bulls are betting that Select Comfort is getting its mojo back. The mattress maker was a monster stock between 2009 and 2012, rocketing from under $1 to over $35. It then dropped for the next year but has been working its way higher since April. ... Click to view a price quote on SCSS . Click to research the Consumer Durables industry.
    on June 13, 2013 Source:

  2. Select Board questions LGC leader's qualifications

    NORTH HAMPTON — The town's Select Board is saying George Bald, interim executive director of the Local Government Center, isn't the right man for the job and that the center's permanent director should have an insurance background, not a municipal...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Portsmouth Herald

  3. House Select Committee on Redistricting field hearing in Houston set for June 12

    The Texas House Select Committee on Redistricting will hold the last of three field hearings across the state in Houston on June 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the University of Houston - Main Campus - in the
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Lake Houston Observer

selected in News

  1. Dudek Selected To Provide Environmental Services To the City of San Diego for Public Works Projects

    ENCINITAS, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dudek has been selected by the City of San Diego to provide as-needed environmental consulting for a three-year period.  The contract is valued at $4 million. ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Vidyo Selected by CERN to Connect 20,000 Scientists for Mass Global Collaboration on High-Energy Physics Research and ...

    Vidyo, Inc. today announced it was selected by CERN to support global, large-scale, real-time collaborative video conferencing among a community of 20,000 scientists from over 600 institutes collaborating with the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. SSL selected to provide satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT

    SSL selected to provide satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

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