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Hi,

Are the following sentences okay?

a. The better prepared you are, the better chance you stand of winning the contest.
b. The better prepared you are, the better the chance you stand of winning the contest (will be).

I'd appreciate your help.
 

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The second one doesn't need (and shouldn't have) the parenthetical phrase.
 

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Thank you. Are the following sentences okay?


The better prepared you are, the better celebration you will have.
The better prepared you are, the more enjoyable party you will have.
 

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Grammatically, though they don't jump off the page to me.
 

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It's okay

Not a teacher.

Edited by Rover to add 'Not a teacher'.
 
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It's okay.
Welcome to the forum, JacquesL.

Remember to end every sentence with a punctuation mark.

The forum's Posting Guidelines insist that when you reply to threads you must state that you are not a teacher.
 
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Grammatically, though they don't jump off the page to me.

Thank you, but could you please tell me what you mean by "they don't jump off the page to me" in this context?
 

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I get the idea, but try:

The better you prepare the more likely you are to succeed.
 

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Are the following sentences okay?

a. The better prepared you are, the better chance you stand of winning the contest.
b. The better prepared you are, the better the chance you stand of winning the contest (will be).
The better prepared you are, the better your chances of winning.
 
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