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    Re: Weather swings

    I'm more familiar with "scant opportunity" (uncountable).

    He had scant opportunity to win the match.
    It's due to be cloudy tomorrow so there will be scant opportunity for sunbathing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Weather swings

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm more familiar with "scant opportunity"
    Yes, the plural version doesn't work.

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    Re: Weather swings

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm more familiar with "scant opportunity" (uncountable).

    He had scant opportunity to win the match.
    It's due to be cloudy tomorrow so there will be scant opportunity for sunbathing.
    Well, looking at the statistics Teechar supplied, I can guess that

    What I meant was that I came across a "scarce opportunity" or two in my experience of using English - the phrase was more familiar than the "scant opportunity". Otherwise, it would not have popped up in my mind.

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    Re: Weather swings

    You need to seize an opportunity when it presents itself.
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