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navi tasan

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Are both these sentences correct:
1-Yesterday there was no chance that it might rain.
2-Yesterday it couldn't rain.
 

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Not really- I'd say 'no chance of rain' for the first and avoid the second, unless nature seemed to be trying to rain and finding it impossible. ;-)
 

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Well, it did try actually, but didn't quite manage!
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