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The difference beween CHANCE and OPPORTUNITY

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The difference beween CHANCE and OPPORTUNITY

Postby Tamdang » Sun May 13, 2012 2:10 pm

What is the difference beween CHANCE and OPPORTUNITY ?
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Re: The difference beween CHANCE and OPPORTUNITY

Postby basille » Tue May 29, 2012 2:38 am

Chance -
A possibility of something happening.
Opportunity-
A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
A chance for employment or promotion.


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Re: The difference beween CHANCE and OPPORTUNITY

Postby Oriani » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:01 pm

Hi there.
As far as I know we use chance to talk about possibilities or probabilities (you're not so sure about it) but when it comes to an Opportunity, the situation depends on a set of circumstances.
For example: (a) I hope I have any chance to meet her. [possibility] (b) I wish I could have the opportunity to travel. [circumstances ...if you have money or time, you can travel]

I hope it helps you.

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Re: The difference beween CHANCE and OPPORTUNITY

Postby reindeer » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:15 pm

If I only had a chance to miss a single opportunity to interfere every talk, I probably would be able to obtain the lovely ability to quit and shut up in time. OMG, it seems I once again missed the chance! Or the opportunity?
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