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    many/much chance(s)

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    Can I say: You don't have many chances of becoming ...

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    Re: many/much chance(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Can I say: You don't have many chances of becoming ...
    It's possible, though we'd need more context to be sure.

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    Re: many/much chance(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It's possible, though we'd need more context to be sure.
    I made up this sentence. For example: You don't have many chances of becoming a president.

    Wouldn't it be better to say: You don't have a big chance of ... OR You don't have much of a chance of ... OR You don't have much chance of ...

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    Re: many/much chance(s)

    Most people don't have much chance/ much of a chance of becoming President.

    However, some people, especially those from very wealthy, well-connected families, may have a chance. They don't, however, have too many chances. Richard Nixon had two chances; this is unusual.

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