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    #1

    a better shot?

    if that silly woman hadn't lost her temper, we might be in with a better shot.


    1. Can I omit "in"?

    2. a better shot=?

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    Re: a better shot?

    I have no idea what that means.

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    #3

    Re: a better shot?

    If that's the beginning of a sentence, Polyester, it should have a capital letter.

    Without further context, 'shot' is probably used like this:
    have or take a shot at,

    to make an attempt at:Do you think he really has a shot at this job?
    (Collins)

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    Re: a better shot?

    https://books.google.com.hk/books?id...0shot.&f=false
    I found the context above.
    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: a better shot?

    I am not a teacher.

    I read the page you linked to, but couldn't find the word 'shot' anywhere.

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    #6

    Re: a better shot?

    See the fourth line below, or click here to view the full-size image.
    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	2034Not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: a better shot?

    You can download this book from Internet.
    But, I actually bought it in my hand.
    So, can I download more e-books from Internet without paying any money?

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    Re: a better shot?

    You can freely download many things, but it may involve copyright infringement.
    My above screenshot was taken from Google Books. I hope it does not count as an infringement.

    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 09-Jan-2015 at 09:17.

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    #9

    Re: a better shot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    1. Can I omit "in"?
    Not for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    2. a better shot=?
    A better chance/possibility.

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    Re: a better shot?

    The phrase "a better shot" makes sense in the proper context. (Example: If he had studied harder he might have had a better shot at passing the test.) However, in the context provided here, no.

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