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    Post Stand a chance

    "They stand a good chance of winning the game."
    "They stand a good chance of losing the game."

    Is the second sentence acceptable standard English?

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    Re: Stand a chance

    Welcome to Using English.
    Yes, both are fine.

    Thank you for giving your thread a meaningful title and using proper capitalization and punctuation.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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