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Are both of my sentences correct?
The possibility to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.
Having the possibility to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.
Could I also say this?
Getting the opportunity to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.
 
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Are both of my sentences correct?
The possibility to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.:cross:
Having the possibility to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.:cross:
Could I also say this?
Getting the opportunity to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.:tick:
We have the possibility of getting in touch​ with someone.
 

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If I understand you rightly "possibility" is just the wrong word here, isn't it?

So let me repeat my question. If I change "possibility" to "opportunity" in the given sentences above, are they then correct?

The opportunity to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.
Having the opportunity to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.
 

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If I understand you rightly "possibility" is just the wrong word here, isn't it? You can use it if you change the phrasing that follows it.

So let me repeat my question. If I change "possibility" to "opportunity" in the given sentences above, are they then correct?

The opportunity to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.
Having the opportunity to get in touch with native speakers is a nice thing.
Those are OK.
 

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If possible, avoid using the rather generic "thing" and even "nice", especially in formal/semi-formal writing. Try to come up with more descriptive words.
 

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Note that the subject of this thread should have been With and without "having​".
 
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