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    chance- many meanings

    ...about different companies and and make connections with people you make work for in the future. It is highly recommended that you attend all company presentations. We want you to have as much information as possible, so you have a better chance of getting hired!

    Q. Find the same usage as the above one
    1. I met her by chance at the street.
    2. He had zero chance of survival.
    3. He wasted a golden chance to make history.
    4. Our team has a slim chance of winning.
    5. I have a chance to visit Canand next week.


    The answer is 3, but I think 5 can also be an answer, and also 2 and 4 are interpreted as "possibilities", which seem similar to 3 and 5.
    Dp native speakers differentiate the definition A from B?
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    Re: chance- many meanings

    Please edit the format. It's nearly impossible to read like that.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: chance- many meanings

    Sorry I did, while copying the original test, the error happened. It's now corrected.

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    Re: chance- many meanings

    2 to 5 are all possible.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: chance- many meanings

    1 is possible with "in/on the street". In BrE, it's perfectly possible to say you met someone by chance.

    Edit: Sorry, I missed the fact that you were looking for the same usage and thought bhaisahab was saying that sentence 1 wasn't grammatically correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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