Chance and opportunity

Chance of — ing

Мы говорим: `someone has a chance of doing something’ :

— Do you think I have a chance of passing the examination?

— We have a very good chance of winning the match.

Мы также можем сказать any/no/little/much chance:

— I don’t think I have much chance of finding a job.

— He has no chance of passing the examination.

Мы также можем сказать `stand a chance of doing something’:

— He doesn’t stand a chance of passing the examination.

Мы также можем сказать `What are the chances of something?’:

— What are the chances of success?

— What are my chances of passing the examination?

Мы также можем сказать `there is a chance of something happening’ или `there is a chance that something will happen’:

— Is there any chance of you lending me some money until tomorrow?

— There is a chance that I’ll be late home this evening.


to do something

Мы употребляем `chance to do something’ когда слово chance означает время или возможность сделать что-то.

— `Have you read the book I lent you?’ `No, I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet.’

— We didn’t have much chance to talk to each other when we last met.

— These days I don’t get much chance to watch television. I’m too busy.


Обычно мы говорим `opportunity to do something’ :

— I have the opportunity to study in the United States for a year. Do you think I should go?

— After the lecture there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Вы можете сказать any/no/little/much/plenty of/more opportunity:

— Do you have much opportunity to speak English?

— We live near the mountains, so we have plenty of opportunity to go skiing.

Не говорите `possibility to do something’:

— I had the opportunity to study in Canada.

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Chance and opportunity