the chance vs. the possibility

coelacanth

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Question:
My job gives me ... to travel all over the world.

- the chance - correct answer
- the possibility - incorrect answer

Why 'the possibility' is incorrect answer?

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GoesStation

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Question:
My job gives me ... to travel all over the world.

- the chance - correct answer
- the possibility - incorrect answer

Why is 'the possibility' [STRIKE]is[/STRIKE] incorrect [STRIKE]answer[/STRIKE]?

"The possibility" has to be followed by of+gerund. You could say your job gives you the possibility of traveling, but not "the possibility to travel".

Note my correction above. Questions require subject-verb inversion.
 
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