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    #1

    the phrase "a lot of chances"

    Hi,

    I just wonder if the following sentence is acceptable:

    'Mary is a flight attendant, and has a lot of chances to go abroad.'

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: the phrase "a lot of chances"

    I'd remove the comma.

    Mary is the subject of both "is" and "has" and you don't separate the subject from the verb with a comma.

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    #3

    Re: the phrase "a lot of chances"

    Quote Originally Posted by barb_d View Post
    i'd remove the comma.

    Mary is the subject of both "is" and "has" and you don't separate the subject from the verb with a comma.

    Agreed.

    May I also suggest a better word would be "opportunities"?

    'Mary is a flight attendant, and has a lot of opportunities to go abroad.'

    buggles(not a teacher)

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    #4

    Re: the phrase "a lot of chances"

    I agree.

    In another forum, there was a thread that went on forever about the difference between "chance" and "opportunitiy" that gives me the willies thinking about it.

    It's easy for a native to say "this one sounds better" but it was really hard to try to explain why and when! If you've got a simple explanation, I'll be thrilled!

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