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    Any chance BY?

    Hello,
    Let's say I discuss jobs with a friend.
    He tells me he would like to work for a firm.
    (Let's say Microsoft or whatever.)

    I say:
    Their requirements are very high.
    I doubt you will have any chance by this firm.


    I only want to add 1 word, in this case by.
    Could it be okay, or is there another word?

    Cheers!

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    Re: Any chance BY?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    Let's say I discuss jobs with a friend.
    He tells me he would like to work for a firm.
    (Let's say Microsoft or whatever.)

    I say:
    Their requirements are very high.
    I doubt you will have any chance by this firm.


    I only want to add 1 word, in this case by.
    Could it be okay, or is there another word?

    Cheers!
    Better would be.......


    I doubt you will have any chance with this firm.
    or
    I doubt you will have any chance at this firm.

    Or you could say,

    I doubt you will be given any chance by this firm.

    Small point, but it's more usual to say,

    I doubt you will have any chance at that firm.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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