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I'll give you a chance.

 
 
Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2021 01:15 am
I'll give you a chance.

Is this sentence correct? If not, why is it so?

Thanks!
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2021 07:06 am
Why do you ask?

It’s no different than “ I”ll
give you a cookie.”

Is the concept of “giving a person a chance” your real question?

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tanguatlay
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2021 10:53 pm
Yes, because I once wrote "a chance", and my friend said it should be "second chance", which causes me to be confused.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2021 03:25 am
@tanguatlay,
You should have given more context at the beginning. Your friend may well be right.

A second chance is a long established term used when someone has initially failed at something.

That doesn’t make,’I’ll give you a chance,’ wrong or grammatically incorrect.
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2021 07:55 am
@izzythepush,
And it shouldn't necessarily be second chance unless there is some context you aren't providing. It could be the first chance.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2021 08:03 am
@engineer,
Exactly, which is why I said their friend may be right, not that they were right.
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