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    To ruin someone chance/chances...

    Hi all,

    Would 'separating disruptive students from the rest ruin their chance/chances'? (The sentence could perhaps continue like, '...chances of gaining social skills. But can we just stop there? And if yes, then could it be 'chance', without 's', as well?)

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    Re: To ruin someone chance/chances...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,
    Would separating disruptive students from the rest ruin their chance/chances of academic success?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post

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    he sentence could perhaps continue like "...chances of gaining social skills."
    That would be OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    But can we just stop there?
    That would be unnatural. See added text.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Could "chance" work without the "s?"then could it be 'chance', without 's', as well?
    Both "chance" and "chances" can work in that sentence.

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    Re: To ruin someone chance/chances...

    Note that your title should have read "To ruin someone's​ chance/chances"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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