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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. We have one chance in a million of winning the World Cup.
B. We have one in a million chances to win the World Cup.
C. We have one chance in a million for winning the World Cup.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

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Official Solution:

Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. We have one chance in a million of winning the World Cup.
B. We have one in a million chances to win the World Cup.
C. We have one chance in a million for winning the World Cup.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above



Answer: A
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B uses 'chances', had it been 'chance', then B would have been the ideal choice.
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I am not clear about the explanation
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New post 12 Mar 2017, 21:44
thanks for an idiom rarely mentioned in any of the guides available in the marketplace.............
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We have one in a million chances to win the World Cup

We - have one chances (should be - chance) - to win the World Cup

'in a million' - prepositional phrase

It seems the answer should be 'None of the above'.
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Does anyone have an explanation for this ?
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"chance of" is the correct idiomatic usage.
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I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.
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Please someone explain as it is very confusing and no one has been able to provide with the proper explanation.
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New post 09 Aug 2018, 06:01
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Official Solution:

Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. We have one chance in a million of winning the World Cup.
B. We have one in a million chances to win the World Cup.
C. We have one chance in a million for winning the World Cup.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above



Answer: A


Please explain why A is correct and why B and C are wrong.
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New post 12 Sep 2018, 11:13
This is a poor-quality question.

Are there popular examples of people using 'one chance in a million of xx'? I haven't come across any. Kind of defeats the purpose (of being idiomatic) if it's practically never used.

The correct idiomatic usage would be as follows:
We have a one-in-a-million chance of winning the cup.
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