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  1. Banned
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    FIRST CHANCE

    "He will leave the first chance he gets."

    Is "the" in "the first chance" optional?

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    Re: FIRST CHANCE

    Quote Originally Posted by Migg View Post
    "He will leave the first chance he gets."

    Is "the" in "the first chance" optional?
    You will hear it without, but I would leave it in.

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