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    Is "a chance" correct?

    Liang told the court he was remorseful for his actions and asked District Judge Ronald Gwee to give him a chance.

    The above is from a local newspaper.

    Is "a chance" correct?

    Thanks.
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    #2

    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    Give him a chance to reform?

    Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    Yes. Or give him a chance to show that he can be a good, productive person and that his crime will not be repeated.

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    #5

    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    Or give him a chance to do it again!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    I would normally expect that to be "another chance" or a "second chance".

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    #7

    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    As usual, Mike is right. It's a mistake. It should be "another chance" or "a second chance." Or "one more chance." Or he could ask the judge to give him a break.

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    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    Thanks to all the members who responded to my post.

    Why should it be second chance when he has not been given an earlier chance?

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    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    Well he did have a chance before. He could have done the right thing. But he didn't.

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    Re: Is "a chance correct?

    Can it be regarded as a chance to get off scot-free?

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