[Grammar] I have only two opportunities left to use (it)

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a. I have only two opportunities left to use.
b. I have only two opportunities left to use it.
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Which one is correct? Or are both acceptable? Could you tell me the reason?

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Only b) is correct. You can't just stop with "use". It's a transitive verb so it needs a direct object after it.
 

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Another case:

If I had three opportunities, then I used one, so can I say which?

a. I have only two opportunities left to use.
b. I have only two opportunities left to use it.
c.
I have only two opportunities left to use them.
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I would like say a. because it is neater, and the object is implied.
What do you think?
 

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Another case:

If I had three opportunities, then I used one, so can I say which?

a. I have only two opportunities left to use.
b. I have only two opportunities left to use it.
c.
I have only two opportunities left to use them.
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I would like say a. because it is neater, and the object is implied.
What do you think?

A is okay in a context where an opportunity is a quantifiable thing; a video game, perhaps. B and C don't work.
 

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The "it" in the first post refers to the "command", and not the "opportunities".
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I would like say a. because it is neater, and the object is implied.
What do you think?
I think the object of 'to use' is 'opportunities', which is explicit rather than implied.

'I have nothing to say.'
The object of 'to say' is 'nothing', which is explicit rather than implied.
 

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Assuming I had three opportunities and used one, can I say the following?
 
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