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選び (erabi) and せんたくし (sentakushi) both relate to choice and selection, but I am not sure what the difference is?

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    If you were actually looking for the difference between 選ぶ and 選択する, see here
    – Blavius
    Dec 21, 2016 at 22:32

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Those words mean very different things.

「選び」 means the act of choosing or just plain "choosing". It is an action that humans perform.

Note: 「選び」 is most often used as a suffix rather than as an "independent" word.

Examples: 「大学選{だいがくえら}び」(selecting a college), 「ダンナ選び」(selecting a husband), etc.

「選択肢{せんたくし}」 refers to the actual choices available. It is not an action.

In short, 「選」=「選択」and not 「選択肢」

also:

「選」=「選択する」 (Both verbs)

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選ぶ{えらぶ} is a verb which means 'to choose.'

選択肢{せんたくし} is a noun which means 'choices.' (Assuming that is the kanji form of せんたくし that you were looking for.)

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