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give sb a chance

This page is about the collocation give sb a chance

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to give somebody the opportunity to do something

For example

  • The police didn't give me a chance to explain. They just arrested me.

  • All the contestants were given the chance to show off their talent.

Quick Quiz

Which gives you the best chance to improve your English?

a. hearing English music on the radio

b. meeting a native English speaker

c. finding a book about England

Contributor: Matt Errey